Dec 22, 2006, 11:05 PM
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I saw a very unusual fruitcake this week. We are going over to Puebla to pass the Holidays with one of my wifeís cousins. My wife and her Mom wanted to bring some kind of a dish for the Christmas dinner. I suggested we go over to the Liverpool gourmet food department and order something like a roasted turkey so they wouldnít need to cook anything at home. According to the Liverpool Internet site, they only sell cooked gourmet foods at some of their stores in Mexico City, and in Cuernavaca. Hey, can we pick a town, or can we pick a town?
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The next day we went over to Liverpool. For anybody that has never been in a Liverpool, they are a very upscale department store; they are what Nordstrom could be, if Nordstrom would only make the effort.
They wonít take orders for any of their gourmet foods before the 15th of December; we went there on the 21st. They were sold out of turkeys. My ladies started looking at all the foods they sell, and decided to bring everything for the dinner in Puebla. Just like most meat markets do here, Liverpool will give you a sample of whatever you are interested in, in a paper cup so you may taste it before ordering it.
Our cousin in Puebla used to own some restaurants, and he is a fine chef. Doris called him and told him he is taking the day off on Christmas. An added bonus for me is that he speaks fluent English.
They ordered a roasted pork leg, and a kilo of this, and three kilos of that, etc. They bought everything for a holiday dinner, including several salads and breads. Before I could say OH SHUCKS! They had spent over $4,000 Pesos for a dinner for 15 people.
Since we are taking the dogs with us, I also spent over $1.200 Pesos for baths and haircuts, two new (clean) dog beds, new dog jackets, and collars. That will be their Christmas presents this year.
One thing we saw was the fruitcake. It was an 8-inch round cake; the price was only $290 Pesos, not bad. It was so unusual looking that I passed on it though. The cake had no fruit at all in it. The top was heaped with real candied fruit though, about 2 inches thick on the edges, and at least 3 or 4 inches thick in the center.
I was leery of how it would taste with the fruit separate from the cake. I also told Doris that if I poured a shot of brandy or a shot of rum over it, I thought that probably it would just run off the fruit and maybe off the plate too.
Maybe it is just a type of fruitcake I have never seen before, but I didnít want everybody to be disappointed, especially me. Anybody ever seen a fruitcake like I have described?
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(This post was edited by RexC on Dec 22, 2006, 11:34 PM)