Elle parle avec moi comme si je serais un soufflé:
Elle me soulève sur un souffle et me dégonfle quand
Elle m’a transformé en dessert.
She talks with me as if I would be a soufflé:
She lifts me on a breath and deflates me when
She’s turned me into a dessert

— Douglas Gilbert


2 thoughts on “Soufflé

  1. Lovely…I bet you’d be the sweetest dessert ever. I hope you’d never feel deflated though. I think when it comes to souffles, practice makes perfect…I’ve read they’re a tricky dish to get right.

    1. Thanks. From what I’ve read it doesn’t even sound like something worth doing. I think it’s a prestige thing because the ingredients can be used in a simpler way and still taste good. I think it’s all about appearance. But of course it’s a running joke in comedy routines where someone slams the oven door and the soufflé collapses. I did see something in the New York Times in a special French cooking supplement where they say, “DON’T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR BEFORE ITS TIME.” There was a whole lot of fussing and so I don’t think I’d ever try it.

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