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Madeleines: Simple Food Gift

Planning your French Trip with Food in Mind

If you’re planning to visit France, you should prep your itinerary well in advance as there are so many things to see, do and of course eat! This wonderful place is known for its couture fashion houses, classical art museums, and of course – the world-renowned Eifel Tower. But France is also famous for its sophisticated cuisines and very creative pastries and desserts. So be sure to have plenty of time visiting the local patisseries in Paris or France and explore the authentic French pastry! It’s here that you’ll find the perfect food gift for yourself or your foodie friends and family.

Image Courtesy of Karen Booth on Flickr.

Image Courtesy of Karen Booth on Flickr.

Ah but reality strikes and no plan to travel to France just now? Then just Speaking of French pastry will need to be enough for both of us.

Madeleines Fit for a King

In Paris and all across France, there are plenty of cakes and confections that you must never forget to try. One of them is a Madeleine. Described as a cookie by non-French people, this small, spongy, lovely traditional goodie is actually a cake and uses what is known as a genoise batter.

Madeleine is a traditional cake from Commercy and Liverdun, in Northeastern France. This humble  little treat has a place etched in every foodies’ mind as it’s the appetising focus of attention in arguably one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces of food prose ever.

“..little shell of cake, so generously sensual beneath the piety of its stern pleating.” MARCEL PROUST

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