Miam! The Mouthwatering guide to French viennoiseries

France’s current favorite viennoiserie is known as le pain au chocolat in most of the country. But in the southwest (as well as abroad, in Quebec), it’s called la chocolatine

An estimated 12 million French people go to their boulangerie (bakery) every day.  But what do they buy there?  Baguettes (in many different varieties) are still the top-seller – the French really do love and eat them as much as stereotypes seem to suggest.  But among other boulangerie staples are viennoiseries — pastries like palmiers, …


My Parisian Year (How Paris Changes from Season to Season)

my Parisian year

Paris has 4 distinct seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall – but each month has so many features that make it stand out, that it’s often difficult to divide the year into such large portions.  I’m not the only Parisian (native or otherwise) to think this.  Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the famous …