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Have you had any of these French foods?
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:12:03 am »
Have you had these French foods?  If so, share out about them!


Madeleine

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Canele

Eclaire

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 10:51:12 am »
Have you had these French foods?  If so, share out about them!


Madeleine

Macaron

Canele

Eclaire

Tropezienne

I have had all of these - the first four items are widely available here in the US.

None of these are among my most favorite French baked goods. I think my favorite French baked goods are:

1) Opera cake, or any multilayered french cake with the chocolate and coffee flavor mix.

2) Tarte tintin.

3) A very light and flaky pain au chocolat, especially right out of the oven. (Most "chocolate croissants" in the US are terrible.)

4) The mini fruit tarts (as long as they aren't too syrupy or sugary - this is a flaw with many of these tarts in the US; you really lose the fruit flavor).

Especially with the tartes, the key is good pastry! it should be flaky and buttery. I find that a lot of "French" cafes and bakeries in the US really don't do pastry like a good patisserie can in France.

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 02:43:59 am »
I have had all of these - the first four items are widely available here in the US.

None of these are among my most favorite French baked goods. I think my favorite French baked goods are:

1) Opera cake, or any multilayered french cake with the chocolate and coffee flavor mix.

2) Tarte tintin.

3) A very light and flaky pain au chocolat, especially right out of the oven. (Most "chocolate croissants" in the US are terrible.)

4) The mini fruit tarts (as long as they aren't too syrupy or sugary - this is a flaw with many of these tarts in the US; you really lose the fruit flavor).

Especially with the tartes, the key is good pastry! it should be flaky and buttery. I find that a lot of "French" cafes and bakeries in the US really don't do pastry like a good patisserie can in France.

Sarah

I had had eclairs or eclairs but none of the others.  Thanks for sharing comments on the other foods.  I do enjoy French bread!

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 09:53:51 am »
No, but I really like Beef bourguignon.

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 06:50:59 pm »
No, but I really like Beef bourguignon.

I will need to look into that.

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 03:32:45 am »
Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2020, 12:29:49 pm »
All of these. I live about 60 km from the French border and French food is very common here.

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Re: Have you had any of these French foods?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 06:10:13 am »
Thank you for sharing out!

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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

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