Super busy is the best description of the Distant Francophile team at the moment. New jobs, stacks of work travel and fresh projects are the order of the day.
Given this, for the next few weeks, we’ll be dipping into the archives for ideas on how to bring a splash of French fun to your Friday
We look forward to reminding you of our very favourite ways to Frenchify Your Friday.
I can go weeks without eating bread. Like weeks and weeks. I kept count recently and I actually went seven weeks without bread.
Yet, I arrive in France and all of a sudden I’m lucky to go seven hours without eating bread. In fact, don’t get between me and a French baguette – you may well end up harmed!
There are two obvious reasons for my swift turn around in bread behaviour.
The first has to do with quality – I’ve never met a French baguette that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.
One of the things I admire most about the French is their dedication to quality, particularly in their ‘essential’ items. Excellence is expected in their cheese, butter, wine and especially their bread.
My second reason is really quite simple – sometimes it seems rude not to eat the bread. Usually served in chunks and without adornment – butter is a rarity – the baguette is an essential part of every French meal.
So to Frenchify Your Friday this week, why not pick up a fresh, crusty baguette from your local bakery. It doesn’t really matter what you are planning to serve – take a leaf from the French book and assume bread is a perfect match for your meal.
All the best for a fabulous Friday.
And until next time – au revoir.
4 thoughts on “Frenchify Your Friday Favourites”
Baguettes are something that need to be bought fresh daily–they don’t keep. If you find yourself with leftovers, consider drying them out and making breadcrumbs (they freeze well). So much tastier than the stuff in boxes. And no waste.
Interestingly, Taste of France, we rarely have baguette left overs….it is hard not to eat it all!!
I’m afraid i’m a bread and butter girl, or at least in the privacy of my rented French apartment.
But who can go past the wonderful salted butter, one of the first things I buy when we arrive in Paris. Priorities!
I can’t go past salted butter either Claire!! I have some for the apartment, and if they happen to offer it in a restaurant, I never refuse!