And while we're on the subject of fanciful things like Galantine of Duck-
Have you read Jessica Kerwin Jenkins' new book Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights yet? I just finished it, and it's one of the most charming books that I've read in quite some time. No, a galantine isn't included in Jessica's book, but other flights of fancy and examples of the exquisite are like blancmange, milk baths, origami, and poufs. If this all sounds a little confusing, it's not. Just think of the book as an encyclopedia and history of some of the more delightful and at times curious things in life like confetti, twilight, tea, and red lipstick. I think that that last example might be enough to encourage some of you to read it!