As mentioned in our previous post, Perfect Café Reads: Me Before You, a perfect way to begin a visit to a new city would be to find a local café and … Continue reading 10 Best Parisian Cafés
A typical le petit dejeuner in France is usually a nice cup of coffee and un croissant. Le petit dejeuner means breakfast and un croissant means a croissant. Typically bakeries … Continue reading Usual breakfast in France
Reading a book is the perfect way to allow your mind and body to relax. Whether you’re at home in your favorite reading spot or out and about in your favorite … Continue reading Perfect Café Reads: Me Before You
Cafés have been a popular meeting place in France for centuries. For instance, writers and artists gathered to share ideas and intellectuals gathered to discuss philosophy. Even more notable, were the gatherings of members of the French Resistance who would meet to plot their next moves. Today, visitors can see evidence of famous figures who have spent time in particular cafés, such as Picasso and Hemingway.
The classic French café includes indoor and outdoor seating with small round tables. Outdoor seating almost always faces the street, making it easy for visitors to soak up their surroundings and people watch. Visitors often purchase one cup of coffee but remain seated at the café for hours chatting, reading, writing or simply enjoying the environment.
In addition to ordering delicious French coffee, one can also order pastries and warm food for a light meal. In France it is common for cafés to be open and serving food from morning till night. It is important to remember that gratuity is included in the bill and to always call the waiter Monsieur, not garçon! One thing is certainly evident: a visit to a French café is a leisurely and pleasurable experience.
What makes this French confection so popular? Macarons became a fast trend a couple of years ago and are popping up all over the world. Perhaps one major component, besides … Continue reading the charm of macarons
Create your own delicious cream puffs in just 4 simple steps! This delicious treat is filled with custard cream and garnished with melted chocolate or a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. This … Continue reading It’s Cream Puff Time!
Tarte Tatin is heavenly it will make you move to Paris! It is nothing like a traditional American Apple Pie. How about them apples?! This pastry is as good as the apples being used. The shape and savory sweetness is held together by sugar and heat with a nice buttery-salty crust underneath.