Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Suppose I Will Often Eat Beans at a BBQ...

When I think of Joan of Arc, the first thing I think of is "kidney beans."

I can't sense any irony in the description on the B&G Foods website, but I really wish I did:

Joan of Arc was an amazing woman – she lived and died for her beliefs. We think Joan would have been proud of the beans that bear her name.

Yes, that's what Joan d'Arc died for ... her pride in her beans.
And when it comes to Latin American and Creole cuisine, Joan of Arc is a real leader!

Yes, she really strove for leadership in Latin American and Creole cuisine. I mean, I'm all about medievalism, but it's got to at least have a fig leaf of relevance.


  1. On a past Chivalry Today podcast, Scott Farrell talked to the good people at King Arthur Flour, who have been inspired to pursue quality by the good king since the 1890s.

  2. Scott, I am jealous of you for spotting this in the wild before I did. :)

  3. Not precisely mediaevalist, but I still find the fact that the leading brand of condoms over here is called 'Trojan' highly, if unfortunately, entertaining. It's as if they didn't quite reach the end of the Iliad and still believed that Troy was... er... impregnable.

  4. A friend, now dead, once told me that he never could duplicate his mother's chili until she confided that the secret was Joan of Arc brand kidney beans.

  5. Amazing post! Thanks a lot for sharing.