Posted on Posted in Food, Words!
Copyright Michele L Moses 2013

Chalumeau [ʃalymo]

English translation: Blowtorch

Blowtorch is a general purpose tool used to diffuse a flame to apply heat upon an object. It is often used for repairs to a vehicle or structure. However, Chef Plombé, the lovable personal chef to the President of France in my second book "Deux Pastis s'il Vous Plait!" is found wielding this powerful tool to torch his creme brûlée desserts. As you can imagine, the results were less than desirable and the tale begins with the French President's expressed displeasure when his favorite dessert is delivered to his table burnt beyond recognition.