Clément Babinet recalls, from Luccullus, the French Gastronomic Association in Argentina, a legendary dessert that was created by the Tatin sisters in their famous restaurant in Lameute-Beuvron, a small town in central France, at the end of the 19th century.
One evening, the mayor of the town came in for dinner and ordered an apple pie, a house specialty. But one of the sisters, overwhelmed by guests, she dropped the cake! It was impossible to cancel the mayor's request and as a result the other sister took some fresh apples and recovered the bottom of the cake to put it on top, and quickly baked the cake upside down.
So the story goes, the Mayor and his friends enjoyed it so much that the other customers asked for it as well, consequently the Tarte Tatin became famous.
It is one of the many famous examples of serendipity ... So cook, try new things, make mistakes, and perhaps invent a new legendary recipe.
October 1, 2019
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