Churros!!

So I’ve been a very lazy blogger lately, or maybe just a very distracted mom, and I have started several posts that I haven’t yet finished. But I wanted to do a quick post this evening on the topic of churros. Who doesn’t like churros? What could be bad about sweet dough, fried and coated … Continue reading Churros!!

Schnecken

When I was in North Carolina this past month visiting family, I actually did a bit of my own cooking. Since I had my cousin Sarah there, who is a fellow cook and excellent photographer, I thought it would be great to do a co-blog post with her.  So we asked our grandmother Betty what she remembers eating as a child, and … Continue reading Schnecken

Halloween

Since we are nearing the most child-centered holiday on the calendar, I thought I would take little time to learn about the origins of Halloween. I had heard vaguely that it was connected to the Day of the Dead and the Catholic All Saints Day, but I was a bit sketchy on the details. In fact … Continue reading Halloween

Crêpe Night

Today I’d like to share with you a French tradition that has become well-established in our household. This is the soirée crêpes, or crêpe night, and it is really a lot of fun with kids, when good friends are over, or anytime. Like most Americans, you probably think of pancakes and crêpes as breakfast or … Continue reading Crêpe Night

Mad for Madeleines

Today’s entry is inevitable. As a student of French literature, I must write about the great French author Marcel Proust’s definitive “food memory” scene, which may well be the most well-known in all of literature. While Proust’s madeleine may seem a cliché, at least to French readers, there is truly nothing cliché about Marcel Proust’s work. Obsessed with dissecting the experience … Continue reading Mad for Madeleines

Plasmon Biscuits

My mother in law recently sent us a package of cookies from France called “P’tit Biscuit.” They are finger-shaped, vanilla-flavored cookies that crunch if you bite into them, but are equally “fondant,” or melty, if you keep them in your mouth. The biscuits immediately stole my son’s heart and his face lights up when he sees one coming. For … Continue reading Plasmon Biscuits