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Whatever happened to ananas au kirsch?

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Whatever happened to ananas au kirsch?

Mike M | Dec 13, 2002 08:43 AM

In case you haven't had it, it's a dessert of fresh pineapple in kirschwasser (dry cherry brandy). I've loved it ever since first having it in Paris in the early 70's, but have never seen this on a dessert menu in a French restaurant in the U.S. It's one of the most inspired flavor combinations I've encountered. In addition, it's light, so you can have it even after an otherwise heavy meal, and it's relatively low in calories (assuming about about a half-tablespoon of kirschwasser, although a bucket of the stuff would be nice also). Have I just been going to the wrong restaurants? Has anyone seen this around?

By the way, for some cheap yucks, check out Google's translations. I've never done this before, but did a search on this dessert, got back a boatload of menus etc. Asked Google for translations of several, and the results were hilarious. My favorite was crudites = crudenesses. "Yo, Pierre, gimme the crudenesses to start" Next best was "whiskey with ice floes".

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