Au bain Marie

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Au bain Marie

Post by Odin » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:38 am

Double boilers, water jackets ... are also called Au bain marie stills. But why? The anwer is interesting. Au bain marie is French. The expression derives from a 4th century story about a Christian woman, living in a time when Christians were seen by others as the perfect food for lions and tigers. Anyhow, she was caught, and as a test to show that her faith was in vain, they put this woman, called Marie, in a hot bath. The bath was then heated up and brough to a boil. For sure Marie died, but she never cried out. Not even one word or shout!

"Au bain marie" means "Into the bath you go, Marie!". Hmmm ... that actually means it should not be written as "Au bain marie", but as "Au bain, Marie!".

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Re: Au bain Marie

Post by likkerluvver » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:50 am

Nice piece of "useless" information - brightened my day.

Thanks Odin :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by OlympicMtDoo » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:10 am

Yes, interesting info Odin, one needs to learn something everyday, so today you haved helped with that and now that we have learned we can tip our glasses. Thanks :ebiggrin:
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Re: Au bain Marie

Post by junkyard dawg » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:53 pm

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Re: Au bain Marie

Post by jus teasin » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Any reason to tip a glass is ok with me

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