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February 08, 2006

Skillet Doux

I suppose it's about time I make it official.

As promised, I have chosen to completely ignore your advice by selecting a blog name that actually tied for dead last in the voting. However, there's a little part of me that wants to believe Skillet Doux is simply misunderstood, partly because I had to explain it to a couple of people. Perhaps this will help:

Pronounciation: "bi-lE-'dü
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural billets-doux
Etymology: French billet doux, literally, sweet letter
: a love letter

Yes, it's a dumb pun. But it works on so many levels, I couldn't resist. First off, literally half-translated, you've got "sweet skillet", which is entirely appropriate. Secondly, it's meant to be read as the culinary version of a love letter, which has the dual meaning of both foodstuffs made with love, and also enthusiastic culinary writing. And lastly, a title derived from a French phrase seemed an appropriate salute to the grandpappy of western culinary technique.

So, yeah... it was pretty much impossible to resist. So impossible to resist, in fact, that I was shocked when extensive internet searching turned up absolutely nothing. I may not be the first person to think of it, but I'm apparently the first to bring it to the web, which is just as good these days. As such, consider this food blog officially named, as www.skilletdoux.com is up and running.

Rock on.


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