The ortolan figures in a curious anecdote of individual epicurism in the last century.
In the house they must be treated in the same manner as the ortolan.
But the youngster paid no attention to him, and kept up his ortolan notes.
There is, however, some consolation for the rarity of the ortolan in England.
An ortolan thus fed is a perfect ball of most delicious fat, weighing about three ounces.
The reed-bird—in the West Indies called “ortolan”—is also found in the same markets with the canvas-back.
The ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana, and some others, are fattened for the table in 191 five or six days.
Farther, he would give Monsieur an ortolan in a vine leaf, and a dish of stewed sorrel.
The ortolan is not famed for its song, which is, however, soft and sweet.
There is a small bird called the ortolan, which is highly esteemed by the Italian gourmands.