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The Scarlet Flan

Posted by Robin Abrahams  February 28, 2012 01:13 PM

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From the food section of the New York Times:

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Pudding may have its shortcomings, but I've never felt the urge to shame it. Good luck maintaining a civil discourse during what is sure to be a contentious election season, America, if your own humble desserts cannot refrain from publicly humiliating one another. 

(I posted this on Facebook as well, and a friend of mine responded, "Shame Pudding is weirdly delicious, once you get the taste for it. Much tastier than crow, or your words, or even humble pie. And when the Blowtorch of Consequences is applied to the Caramel of Doubt, it gives that wonderful Creme Brulee of Regret.")
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