At a dinner party...you get to start with dessert first. Which dessert would you choose?

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Well since starz got to mine first....

Creme brulee

@Carla Well since starz got to mine first.... Creme brulee

That sounds a nice entree to a meal. I was thinking fresh fruit.

Somehow, getting dessert first sounds nice but it takes getting used to....

I almost feel ripped off...if I'm not getting the promise of it after my meal.

Maybe that is from years of being told: you can't have dessert unless you eat your supper.

Mostly I don't eat dessert anyway...so this is probably good for me...

Goat testicle pudding.

Beer...I never eat dessert, so I'll drink beer until the main course arrives.

Cheesecake

I've never done that and i'm not going to..

"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?!"

I'd rather have a non-sweetened vegetable salad, some freshly pressed tomato juice, cider, beer, or a freshly pressed grapefruit juice.

smile smilie

@Sukiesnow That's dessert to you? Well...then...there you have it.

Well, not exactly - it would rather serve as an "opening"; I'd have dessert at a later moment, but not right before having the main meal.

And on a hot day, for instance, a dessert with fruits, etc., can serve as a whole meal.

hehe smilie

@Sukiesnow Sorry...but question is what dessert you would have before your meal. It's French, you know.

Well, as said, I don't like to have a dessert before a meal, but we have the "appetizers", and you might refer to the "amuse-bouche" or the more classic "hors d'oeuvre":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amuse-bouche
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hors_d%27oeuvre
or, in Italy, the "antipasto"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipasto

But if it must be a dessert, I'd have something with fruits - not too sweet - or a bigger dessert (with ice cream, cake, etc.), as a separate meal ...

@Marianne Well, as said, I don't like to have a dessert before a meal, but we have the "appetizers", and you might refer to...

Yes...I agree with you...I don't like dessert first either...consequently I hardly ever get a chance to have eat it...since I am full by then...

I don't know why it's a custom in France to have dessert first.

It might be good if you are on a diet; having some fruit before the main would be satisfying....and one might not eat as much bread after that....

@Sukiesnow Yes...I agree with you...I don't like dessert first either...consequently I hardly ever get a chance to have eat...

Lol - what you see as a dessert is the entrée (or, perhaps, a breakfast); don't forget, France is one of our neighbours! But in ancient times, they might have had different sequels.

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entr%C3%A9e
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hors_d%27oeuvre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_course_dinner

Japan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiseki

By the way, the term "dessert" is the noun for "desservir", i.e. "to clear the table" (after the meal). So, a dessert is always closing a meal.

But there are quite a few countries, which have other eating traditions and no dessert.

By the way, fruit before the meal can be used as appetizers. For diets, they recommended a grapefruit, an apple, or an orange to start the breakfast - or as breakfast.

About early "modern" European cuisine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...ropean_cuisine

Peach Cobbler please and thank ya biggrin smilie

Definitely not that strawberry on a leaf

Chocolate mousse

Strawberry Shortcake

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