Thursday, August 12, 2010

French word of the day: des miettes

Def: crumbs

As in those giant, flaky sheaves of crust that fall from a croissant when you bite into it. Or those moist sponge-like morsels from une tranche de moelleux chocolat that are left on the plate and can be picked up with your fork. Or the dry little pebbly pieces that are left behind when everyone has visited the cookie plate.

1 comment:

  1. Um, you mean the embarrassing mound of croissant flakes in a v-shape which rat me out when I get up from my chair? I was once in a taxi in London and ate a croissant on my way to wherever I was going. It made a huge mess and the taxi driver blessed me out for it.