points et talons

English translation: trimmed ends

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French term or phrase:points et talons (foie gras)
English translation:trimmed ends
Entered by: Terry Richards
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10:17 Apr 25, 2018
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Food & Drink / foie gras
French term or phrase: points et talons
I know exactly what this means - it's the two ends of the foie gras left over after you cut it into scallops. The problem is that, as far as I can tell, English doesn't seem to have specific words for these bits.

The customer has already rejected "off-cuts", "trimmings" and "ends". I hesitate to suggest "waste"!
Terry Richards
France
Local time: 12:24
trimmed ends
Explanation:
I would simply go with this, as it's true that trimmings without further explanation could also refer to the nerves and other bits trimmed from the foie gras.

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques
https://books.google.fr/books?isbn=0553459775
Kristen Kish, ‎Meredith Erickson - 2017 - ‎Cooking
The sauce came to me first as away to use the trimmed ends of foie gras once the lobes were portioned for the seared foie gras course (see page 189). The pickled radish was next, to add some balance to the rich sauce. Perhaps surprisingly, the lobster came last, but you'd never know it from the way it goes so well. start ...

FOIE LA-LA LA-LA / For holiday indulgence, buttery-rich duck ... - SFGate
https://www.sfgate.com/.../FOIE-LA-LA-LA-LA-For-holiday-indu...
Dec 23, 1996 - Note: The trimmed ends and leftover scraps of foie gras can be sauteed, then folded into mashed or sauteed potatoes. Or make a foie gras mouuse to spread on toast: Saute the trimmings briefly, then cool. Pureed in a food processor, adding a little cream when the mixture is almost smooth. Season with salt ...
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trimmed ends


Explanation:
I would simply go with this, as it's true that trimmings without further explanation could also refer to the nerves and other bits trimmed from the foie gras.

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques
https://books.google.fr/books?isbn=0553459775
Kristen Kish, ‎Meredith Erickson - 2017 - ‎Cooking
The sauce came to me first as away to use the trimmed ends of foie gras once the lobes were portioned for the seared foie gras course (see page 189). The pickled radish was next, to add some balance to the rich sauce. Perhaps surprisingly, the lobster came last, but you'd never know it from the way it goes so well. start ...

FOIE LA-LA LA-LA / For holiday indulgence, buttery-rich duck ... - SFGate
https://www.sfgate.com/.../FOIE-LA-LA-LA-LA-For-holiday-indu...
Dec 23, 1996 - Note: The trimmed ends and leftover scraps of foie gras can be sauteed, then folded into mashed or sauteed potatoes. Or make a foie gras mouuse to spread on toast: Saute the trimmings briefly, then cool. Pureed in a food processor, adding a little cream when the mixture is almost smooth. Season with salt ...

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Thanks FF.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Although it's not the answer I did eventually use, this would have been a perfectly good alternative.


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