Tag: bakery

La Tarte Tropézienne

La Tarte Tropézienne is a cream bun with a celebrity history. Apparently, Bridget Bardot loved these tasty treats when they were in their infancy, and encouraged their chef, Alexandre Micka, to come up with a name for them. Their popularity

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How to eat a nun

Don’t be alarmed by the title of this blog post. The French word  ‘religieuse‘ means ‘nun’ in English, and is also the name of this tasty looking treat. Other treats not pictured include the ‘chausson aux pommes‘ (‘apple slipper’: Cornish

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Cupcakes in Annecy!

Cupcakes. I remember my grandma teaching me how to make them before the muffin came along and took all the glory. This decade’s cupcake revolution has seen shops like The Hummingbird Bakery in London, where the cupcakes are only sold

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French bakeries part 2: customers and le croix de Savoie

One of the things I really love about living in France is the baked goods. Another is the jovial sense of humour with strangers. Mix the two and you’ve got the perfect situation for a practical joke. The Savoyarde folk

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French bakeries part 1: cursing and customers

This morning, I entered a La Clusaz bakery, where the nice French lady always smiles at me. This morning, however, things had changed. Instead of smiling, she was scowling at the woman in front of me, while the woman threw

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Wendy Hollands writer in Annecy, France

I'm an experienced professional writer based in the French Alps. I enjoy learning French language nuances, winter sports and travel. Read more...

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