I believe that “to scoff” is derived from Escoffier,
A man who transformed the cuisines of today.
Every pudding designed by that man, Georges Auguste,
Is a sonnet by Shakespeare, a novel by Proust!
The famous Peach Melba, Fraises a la Sarah Bernhardt,
Those two scrumptious puds will do for a start!
A great all-round chef, but for puddings my hero,
Especially that flaming ice-cream, the Bombe Nero!

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