C’est bien fait pour ta pomme!

Buttery, flaky, sweet, fruity – To eat well in France? Why, it’s as American as apple pie! Continue reading C’est bien fait pour ta pomme!

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Pastelería española

I’ll admit.  I’m completely spoiled in France when it comes to pastries.  But, being a considerate person of infinite curiosity, I was more than willing to give Spanish pastries a try.  So here are a few pictures of my conquests! Then one morning I picked up this cinnamon sugary-looking treat. But looks can be deceiving.  I took a bite, hoping for something sweet and nutty, but instead, tasted nothing but…pork.  Qué?  Yes, that’s right, pork!  How odd!  At first my parents didn’t believe me, but my dad took a bite and concluded, “yep, that’s chitterlings.”  Oh, as if it being … Continue reading Pastelería española

A study in sweets, pt. 2

Though it has been a long time since my first study in sweets, hopefully this international edition does not disappoint!  These dulces were from Horno San Buenaventura, though unfortunately, I never learned their names, as I ordered them by desperately pointing.  Sí, sí, sí! The plan was to each choose a pastry and then share.  I chose the pink one, and it was wonderful, though they all were, really.  Much different than the sweets I’m used to in France (I’m spoiled), but a lot of fun to eat on the steps of the Archivo General de Indias on a sunny … Continue reading A study in sweets, pt. 2

La Côte sauvage, pt.2

Third on the list was Guérande.  I visited its cité médiévale, which really offered everything that I could have wanted a cité médiévale to offer – cobblestones, beautiful ironwork and crêpes (au sucre, au chocolat et au caramel à la fleur de sel).  Lovely. But I think I was most excited about visiting La Brière, a national park with its characteristic thatched roofs and green, green marshland.  On this trip, I only was able to visit Bréca, but as La Brière is so close by, I think come springtime I’d like to make another trip back to see more!  I … Continue reading La Côte sauvage, pt.2