Framboises, myrtilles and mûres too, adding raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to the strawberries whose discovery today’s title celebrates. (“Ah, voici las fraises!” = “Ah, here are the strawberries!”) What else would one say in France, when finding the perfect topping for three slices of local shortbread? Sablé Breton (or, “Brittany Sandies”) is France’s version of… Continue reading Ah, Voici las Fraises!
Up there’s the ice cream maker, a pricey investment now collecting dust on a shelf somewhere in the years between its uses. Even when the machine’s pulled into service, making good ice cream is so much work. The constant trips to and from the freezer. All that churning, too. There’s no other way to enjoy… Continue reading Yearn, No Churn
A couple centuries or so ago the French chef Escoffier created a new dessert and named it for one of his most prominent aristocratic patrons. Hence, the world first enjoyed Strawberries Romanoff. It’s essentially strawberries and cream, but with a French touch making it fit for a Tsar. A perfect way to savor the sweet… Continue reading Named for a Tsar, Made for You