On or around the 6th of January, to celebrate the 12th day of Christmas also known as the Epiphany, and to mark the end of the Christmas celebrations, we share La galette des Rois (the Kings’ pie), a puff pastry… Read More ›
Christmas is always epic at ours. Well, at my parents’ to be more exact. Over 2 weeks, we meet around 50 close family members, give or take a couple depending on who could or couldn’t make it to our ‘Lorraine natale’, we run around like crazy at times, and eat our weight in spritz and bûches (the local Christmas pudding). Although it can be slightly tiring to say the least, we always end up with great memories and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have just arrived in France from the UK to kick off 2015 festivities. Let’s see what this year brings…
Spritz Bredele Christmas cookies are popular in the North East of France (Alsace-Lorraine) and in neighbouring areas of Germany. Their origins have been traced to the XIVth century in cities and villages situated along the Rhine river. You’ll find hundreds… Read More ›
Kourabiedes (κουραμπιέδες) are traditionally baked in Greece for Christmas, or occasionally for other family events like christenings. In some parts of the country they are flavoured with Maticha (a liquor from Chios) or decorated with a clove, which symbolises the… Read More ›