Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The little things I love

• The many delicious things boulangers make with pastry dough: croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, escargots, almond croissants…
• The many delicious ways the French prepare potatoes: steamed in butter, steeped in chicken fat, deep fried, Daupinois, gratin’d, mashed, pureed…
• The incredible-edible egg in all its French forms: omelettes, quiche, torts, sliced on sandwiches, the classic oeufs mayo…
• The overwhelming variety of bread: pain complet, boule au levain, pain aux cereals, pain de compagne, pain au lait, pain moulé, a good old baguette…


  1. And then there is the cheese ... and the sauces .... although I agree with you, the breads and eggs are sufficient to marvel at ..
    (and I miss them every day ! )

  2. You've just made my stomach growl, and there's not a cafe, boulangerie or patisserie in sight! Alas, poor me!

  3. Mmmmmm...just a little jealous here in bland old Delaware. BTW, I am formerly "Erin P" from Herding Cats etc; decided to go with my real name.