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Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
Custard is controversial: what makes it a custard, how best to cook it and, crucially, is it to be eaten or put in a pie and thrown?
Speaking as someone who didn't go through the U.K. school system, with all the culinary baggage that entails, I am inordinately fond of custard in any shape or form.
Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He's mad as custard.
And what's interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
In the past few years, we've been doing amazing stuff with desserts. Pastry chefs have been using herbs and spices in their desserts. So vanilla cake doesn't have to be just vanilla, it can have a little thyme. Or you could have a custard with a little lavender in it, which is just amazing.
God always has another custard pie up his sleeve.
Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Traditional British desserts with lots of custard are my biggest weakness - I particularly love the puds at St. John restaurant in East London.
God's always got a custard pie up his sleeve.
The movies were custard compared to politics.
I took a cookery course. On the examination, I had to cook a cheese omelet with peas and an egg custard. With the egg custard, which was supposed to be a dessert, I forget to put the sugar in, so that's more of a quiche, isn't it?
Custard puddings, sauces and fillings accompany the seven ages of man in sickness and in health.
Irma S. Rombauer
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