Friday, March 16, 2012

Long live Mr. Besne

Tuna puff

Food Diary (March 15, 2012)
Breakfast: Toast
Lunch: Tuna puff
Dinner: Sandwich, salad
Baking/sweets: chocolates, various sweets 

The ingredients and procedure for making tuna puff resembles bread and butter pudding, albeit less custardy and certainly not sweet. This is a delicious alternative to a simple tuna sandwich, though not as quick to prepare. And it looks quite different from a sandwich. The end result is crusty and moist. Unfortunately the pictures don't do it justice. The recipe is available here.

Today's Favourite Photo
Tiffany Blue Macarons with Orange Blossom Buttercream

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Reuters
Mr. Jocko Besne the bull has passed away. Many of you may not know Jocko personally but probably tasted the delights of his hard work.

Jocko is ranked as the world's third most-potent breeding bull. During Jocko’s 17-year career he donated about 1.7 million sperm straws that were used in France and abroad.

Creavia, the farming cooperative that raised Jocko, believed he could have spawned between 300,000 and 400,000 offsprings. However officially he is credited as being the father of a mere 161,888 cattle in 21 countries as not all nations have kept records.

In France Jocko's daughters are present in 23,370 farms.

Jocko died from natural causes. He won’t be turned into beef, his body will be sent to Paris' natural history museum where his prowess will be studied.

So while you may not know Jocko, you probably drank milk produced by one of his daughters.


  1. Well, for a bull, he sure was a lucky chap. Most get turned into sausages before their first birthday. And those macarons are just so perfect - too good to eat!

  2. Those macarons are so pretty! And painstaking with the pearl effect too!

  3. Your tuna puff looks so good, I'm saving the recipe! Thanks!

  4. I am a sucker for French macaroons. These look amazing.

  5. I love how you made a savory bread pudding and classic sandwich all in one!

  6. The tuna puff sounds very intriguing and flavoursome. I must make it one day. I love tuna!
    The bull was lucky! At least he didn't end up as meat.

    1. It definitely was flavoursome. And the recipe can be easily varied - add cheese, potatoes etc etc.

  7. Wow, impressive bull :)
    The puff looks delicious. I love tuna sandwiches, looks delicious as a casserole.

  8. Thanks for the recipe :-)

    Ah, not sure what top say about the bull. My condolences to the hole family...lots of family.

  9. Hi Mr. Three-Cookies, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy stopping by your blog. I see you over at Sissi's, she is on by blog roll. I thought it was about time in introduced myself. Love the macaroons...your favorite photos are always so interesting.

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by and introducing yourself, much appreciated. And pleased to meet you in cyberspace.

  11. I need to check out the macarons and pin the pictures. It's one of the most beautiful macarons I've seen (the color and pearls)... thank you for finding the gorgeous picture!

  12. That macaroons looks like its not a food, look at the decor and colour it feels like I dont want to bite it as it will ruin its looks