Book Bath and Tamara from Thyme for Tea. Both of these bloggers share a love of all thing French and Parisian, and so they have combined to host a month long event to celebrate!
I have been lucky enough to go have been to several cities in France and have had some good food experiences. My first night in Paris was on the first night on a tour that took me all around Europe. It was Christmas Eve and we went to what undoubtedly was a touristy French restaurant, but we had l'escargot (snails). I can't remember what else we had for dinner but that starter was certainly memorable! Later that night we went to a midnight mass. Couldn't understand a word of what was said, but some of the carols were recognisable, and the inside of the church was all candlelit (the church was a local church that was nearby) and it was a really lovely experience all up.
Later in that same trip, we celebrated New Year's Eve in Nice, which was nice (pardon the pun). It was pretty cool, but I do remember going swimming in the hotel pool!
Another time we were in France, we were staying in Lille, and again it was getting close to Christmas time so it was cold. We went on the ferris wheel in the middle of the city, and had dinner in a restaurant where I had Moules Mariniere (mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce). I have never had it since, but I do remember that meal clearly. One day I will have it again. Fiddly, but oh so good!
Anyway, I digress. On one of the day trips I went with a friend. We weren't really as interested in the alcohol purchasing as most of the other people on the trip were so we spent the time in the supermarkets etc where we went (because you really didn't see anything of Calais itself). Anyway, on this day, we bought some really, really fresh French bread, and some really, really fresh French cheese, and then we ate it whilst sitting on the ferry returning to the UK. It was only bread and cheese, but it was oh so good! Some times the simple things can be very so satisfying!
Some time in the next month I am planning to share a couple of French inspired recipes that I enjoy making regularly, and maybe one that I am planning to make for the first time ever. In the mean time, I have enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
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