Macarons de Saint-Émilion – These are seriously addicting! The macarons de Saint-Émilion (traditional French macaroons) are crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside…sort of like a soft Amaretti cookie, and not at all like the pastel colored Parisien Macaroons. In fact, don’t tell the Frenchies but Macarons (macaroons) likely have an Italian influence.
Grandmother’s French Butter Cookies
French Butter Cookies – Les Sablés. Long ago when my grandmother was still of this earth, she shared with me her French butter cookie recipe, Sablés Normand. She had been making it for years, but the recipe dates even further back than that…
Nothing says romance like French Champagne…
The Very Best of French Champagne – ☆☆☆ “Come quickly! I’m tasting the stars…” – Dom Perignon ☆☆☆.
The essence of luxury, sophistication, seduction… A golden elixir, with delightful bubbles and crisp complex flavors. Champagne is the essence of joy. When you pop open a bottle of Champagne, you are making a decisive statement. It’s a celebration, and if you are looking for romance, than champagne is a must!
Winter Blues? Bring a little sunshine into your life!
Explore Provence’s scenic “Route du Mimosa”! Grey skies getting you down? Ain’t no sunshine??? What could be better to brighten even the darkest dreariest winter day than 130km (80 miles) of bursting scented golden poofs? A surefire way to bring a smile to anyone’s face…
French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends
French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became so strong that Pirates would target Saffron import ships instead of those loaded with gold bars or coins. The disappearance of a Saffron Ship even sparked the 14 week long “Saffron War”.