Did you eat as much as I did for Thanksgiving? And did you eat volauvent today? Volauvent is a word for the large shell of a light flaky pastry, usually filled with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures.
The word is a cookery term that originated in France. When translated, it means “flight on the wind.” It makes me wonder if perhaps the original volauvent pies were meant to be “eat on the go” items. Or perhaps it just refers to the flakiness of the crust. Maybe the shell was so light and flaky that it was liable to crumble and fly off in the wind before you could lick up all the good crumbs.
However, should you find yourself somehow within the scenery of “Sweeny Todd,” I would not reccommend eating the volauvent pies from the bakery. They might taste delicious, but the come with some mighty bad karma…
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!