This thought popped into my head!
And that, I have to say….
Is a rare occurence!
“What we need” I thought to myself….
“Is another limerick competition!”
“I’d have to get the dates and timings all correct this time” I decided…
“Otherwise that missey (don’t worry, I’m not going to mention her name) from Montpellier (they’re a funny lot, that lot from Montpellier, aren’t they?) would only complain!
“But, a Limerick about what?” I pondered…
“It would have to be something pretty French” I thought…
“And pretty tasty as well!”
In a flash the answer came to me!
“Pig’s blood sausages! That’s what we’ll have as a subject” I cried!
And so here it is….
There’s a prize of a special mention and a link to your blog (if you have one) on the sidebar here at A Taste of Garlic….
And more fame and adoration than you can imagine!
And all you have to do is write an winning limerick about that famous French delicacy…
The Boudin Noir!
Oh, by the way, the photo at the top isn’t of me (just in case you were wondering…)
Would you believe that that it was the only photo I could find from any of your blogs showing one of you brave enough to eat a pig’s blood sausage?
Shame on you!
2). Any entries must be in by midnight, Thursday 16th June.
3). You may vote for the winning entry (even your own) from 9am Friday 17th June until Midnight on Sunday 19th June.
4). You can enter as many limericks as you wish but you may only vote once!
6). The winning limerick will be announced sometime on Monday 20th June.
7). The prize will be awarded by Johnny Depp and Carla Bruni at a date to be announced.
8). Don’t try any sneaking cheating – we have ways of identifying who you are!
10). The limerick must contain the words…. Boudin Noir!
11). To be really official and proper about it, the following is what we expect when we say limerick… “A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming.”
12). You may only vote once (and yes, that includes you, Mr Chapman!)
13). If we can find a prize, there will be a prize; otherwise, the prize is just the honour of winning this competition (and the envy of pretty much everyone in France, if not most of Europe?)
As an example to get you going…
There once was a gourmet from the Loire
Who sought cullinary excellence both near and far
But his favourite treat,
What he most loved to eat
Was a nice chunk of steaming Boudin Noir!
Or what about….
There once was a lady from Nancy
Who found nothing could tickle her fancy
So she went out in her car
And bought a great big Boudin Noir
And said… “Now, who needs a fiancee?”
There once was a young butcher from Lorraine
Whose skill with a sausage was his fame
The girls would come from afar
To have a nibble on his Boudin Noir
And he’d just smile and say… “Come again?”
All the best
And may the best limerick win!
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