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|This is an annual event where La Confrerie des chevaliers de l'omelette géante (fraternity of the giant omelet) from Granby gather together to cook an omelette made out of between 5,000 to 10,000 eggs, depending on how many people show up. Since, we had intermittent rain, they "only" cooked around 5,500 eggs with pounds little chunks of pork, parsley and other ingredients in a humongous pan, cooked in around 10 liters of vegetable oil, if I heard well. The excess, if any, is given to a local food shelter.|
This year, it was held at a public market, in Montreal called "Marché Atwater".
The idea of this confrerie (or fraternity) was proposed in 1973 by Bernard Beilles, president of the "amicale de Bessière", in Haute-Garonne. Being of jovial nature, he proposed to create this fraternity with the goal of preparing and having this giant omelette eaten in an atmosphere of joy and peace in the township of BEssières. This was to mark the end of the 40 day lent prior to Easter.
So someone built the 3 meter pan (around 12 feet in diameter, in Montreal), and in 1975, this fraternity was officially created. Today, this fraternity has chapters in Canada, Belgium, the US, and New Caledonia.
The giant omelet is a symbol of sharing and friendship...and it's quite tasty, too!
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Excellent, I love this one..yummy getting hungry already! I love the Atwater market so many interesting and very yummy items..the bakery, the butcher, the cheeses shop and the local farmers in the fall with their produce.
Many thanks for the view!
QUoi! Ça viens de Montréal ça! J'avais déjà entendu parlé de trucs du genre ailleurs avec entre autres des Paella géantes. J'airais sûrement trouv amusant de voir ça aussi. Pareille taille d'omelette aussi, ça doit dégager un fumet! L'originalité est qu'on se de,amde... On dit brasser ou pagayer?
Domage que Francis ne soit pas tomber dedans. ;o)
- [2007-04-29 16:01]
This could be an unique picture, but some remarks. At first you better cropped the picture, the ligns of the ceiling is disturbing. Second remark more sharpness and contrast give the picture more color.
Bujin(J.v.d. Bos, Holland)