A Traditional Fruit Cake Recipe from Brittany

In France, the word cake (pronounced like in English) designates fruit cakes, that is, cake made with dried or candied fruits, usually presented in a simple, rectangular shape. Here is a simpler yet homey, filling fruit cake recipe which is especially well-adapted to the beloved blé noir ('bleh nwhar'; buckwheat) of Brittany. Continue reading

France’s ‘Comfort Foods’

If 'comfort food' means a dish associated with a sense of home or contentment, then it could be argued that most foods in France fit that label. Indeed, following the stereotype, French people regard food as altogether convivial, pleasurable and nourishing. In winter however, an emphasis is on warm, filling foods. Continue reading

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