A Very Important Pastry

This a quick addendum to my post (‘A Brief Interlude…’) about the delicious French institution that is the galette des rois. In my earlier post, I tried to convey the importance of this particular pastry – I explained that it is bought, consumed and discussed by just about everyone in France for just about the... Continue Reading →

You’ve Got To Love A Good Cliché

To carry on directly from my previous post, having finally gotten out of the apartment around midday, I hopped on the tram and made my way into central Paris. My first stop was the Jardin de Tuileries (by the Louvre), which was resplendent in reds and yellows and everything in between: it really is true... Continue Reading →

A Brief Interlude…

This is a brief interlude in my Story So Far to share the fact that today I went and bought my first galette des rois! If you're not familiar with the concept, it's a puff pastry tart filled with frangipane, sold and consumed in abundance by the French at this time of year in celebration... Continue Reading →

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