Pièce montée: A traditional French dessert

Pièces montées, elaborate cakes made of “assembled pieces,” have been used in French celebrations since medieval times. Traditionally wedding guests would bring small cakes and stack them in a pile, creating a pyramid of sweets in the center of the table. . . . → Read More: Pièce montée: A traditional French dessert

Je voudrais that…

Learning a new language is not one of my strong suits. Communicating verbally is definitely not up my alley, which may be why I prefer to use the written word.

I seem to comprehend French better when I can read along. I can get the gist of the meaning when it is written. My . . . → Read More: Je voudrais that…

Land of the pastries, home of temptation

The French patisserie is a place of temptation — until you get behind the scenes and spend a day with a pastry chef. . . . → Read More: Land of the pastries, home of temptation