Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Dinner - French Style Part I

It's T-2 to Christmas Day though for many the night of 24th is the most important for mealtime and family time.

Christmas Dinner - French Style Part II

Oysters, love them or hate them, they are part of French culture and a big part (for some), of Christmas, New Years and all those other great occasions.

Christmas Dinner - French Style Part III

Chestnut stuffed Turkey

Christmas Dinner - French Style Part IV The just desserts

Apparently many French people have dropped this tradition or moved on to the ice-cream version. This is in part due to the traditional use of butter cream which can be sickening for some. I bûche de Noël (Christmas log), being a bit more than I had bargained for when I saw the amount of butter I had to include.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paris with kids - Dinosaurs à la française

Kids love dinosaurs, right? I did, I remember playing with plastic dinosaur figurines on a patch of earth in my garden trying to recreate the drought scene from Fantasia... well that's besides the point. The point is, I still like dinosaurs. So last year when I was just visiting Paris I went to the museum of Natural History to check them out first-hand (well, just their bones, obviously).

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