Category: Food

Food

Saint Emilion Macaroons

Sweet, crunchy, delicious…

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.  

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!

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”.

Orange Crêpes Provencal - Orange crepes

Delightful Sweet Orange Saffron Crêpes Provençal

Looking for a fresh new dessert idea for a dinner party? Then try these delightful Orange Saffron Crepes Provencal, subtly flavored with Saffron – a delicious departure from regular crêpes. Why the Saffron? Although unknown to many, Saffron was first brought to France by the Romans and is still being produced in Provence. Harvest occurs in October, more on than it my next post…