I was a bit stuck last week for inspiration and ingredients and then I saw this in my store cupboard.
There was a timely piece on You and Yours (BBCR4) the other day about canned food and how snobbish the British are about cans. Basically unless it's baked beans, we turn our noses up at it and assume it's rubbish. Which is a bit rich given what you can get in cans here compared with what you get in other countries. Fortunately we have a French stall complete with Frenchman which appears in Abergavenny regularly carrying beautiful strings of shallots and onions, large jars of fish soup and cans of such delicacies as rillettes, pate de fois gras, cassoulet and the above confit de canard (now who's being a food snob?)
The paragraph on the side pretty much shows how the two nations differ in their approach. Was ever a Heinz can so poetic?
"Accompagne de pommes de terre sautees et de quelques champignons, le plaisir est complet."