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.
The world weeps for Notre Dame de Paris… “Ça m’a fait quelque chose au coeur – comme si une partie de moi mourrais…” (It made my heart ache – as if a part of me had died.) – said my French mother when she heard the news.
Easter is very much a family gathering many parts of the world, and particularly in France. And chocolate plays an important role in the celebration… Chocolate Bells??? Traditionally you will find not only the traditional chocolate easter eggs that we know so well, but also chickens – bunnies – fish, and bells. Bells, yes, really… The myth has it that…
What??? What u talkin’ bout girl??? Fish in April??? The “Poisson d’Avril”, an April Fool’s day tradition in France, involves pasting paper fish on unsuspecting peoples backs. Yes, that’s right, go ahead and slap a fish (preferably paper – but that’s up to you) on all your French friends backs…or any friend for that matter!