Favourite sweet specialities in Bourgogne, France

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Ginger bread, blackcurrant (fruit, jam, candies, cream, sirup…) and nonnettes (round small pastry with ginger bread, often with jam inside) are my favourite sweet specialities in Bourgogne, France. There are other sweet specialities in Bourgogne like anise of Flavigny, gamblettes … Continue reading

The vintage Alsatian illustrator Hansi

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Jean Jacques Waltz (1873-1951) alias Hansi was a French, Alsatian illustrator. He illustrated postcards, posters and books depicting Alsace : “L’Histoire d’Alsace racontée aux petits d’enfants” (1912), “Mon village” (1913), “Paradis tricolore” (1918) and “L’Alsace Heureuse” (1918). Complete artist, he … Continue reading

Delightful and ravishing pastries at Gilles Marchal

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I discovered this beautiful and delicious pastry shop when i walked on the hill of Montmartre in Paris. The decoration and the pastries are very refined. The chandelier, the madeleine printed wallpaper and the door handle in the form of … Continue reading

Sugar sweets with Mediterranean flavours

The French brand “Le clos de Laure” has assembled jam makers since 1998. These artisans create Provençal and Nice local gourmet products.

I tasted the “Délice d’amande à la fleur d’oranger” (almond delight with orange blossom) and the “Confit de rose de Grasse” (candied Grasse rose). It is delicious and very flavoured !

délices orientaux

The official website : http://www.leclosdelaure.com/

I found these products at the “maison Castro” in Paris.