Lost in French-lation, Misadventures in French Advertising…

…there’s this cookie in France.  More of a cake-like thing, really.  About the size of a Madeleine scallop, and made from a similar but less glorious yellow sponge cake, shaped like a bear.  Where the paws are, there are dollops of chocolate.  It’s called “Lulu l’ourson” – Lulu the bear.  It’s nothing extraordinary – it’s … Continue reading Lost in French-lation, Misadventures in French Advertising…

Of the dark…

Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom… Thomas Carlyle Of all the smells of fecundity, of earth, of whispered dawn, of darkness at a somewhere depth pushing through to light, one of the most binge-worthy of harbingers (in my opinion) is that of mushrooms sautéing in butter, grind of pepper, sprig of … Continue reading Of the dark…

A Quick Bite…

In Paris for a few weeks and travel and corralling kids has left little time for writing an entry, but here’s a picture of an awesome salad… I’m not sure how we originally found Le Relais Gascon.  Probably just a stumble upon moment years and years and children ago.  We were staying in a tiny … Continue reading A Quick Bite…