Crêpes (sort of French thin pancake) are a very common food in France and are not only easy to make but can be served any way you want. This allows the whole family to eat exactly the crêpes that they want…
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I wanted to write a little something about the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in the context of the horrible events of January 2015. This is not about starting a political or religious debate (this being a company site, it is not appropriate nor relevant) but by speaking to many of our students last week, I wanted to clear up a couple of perceptions that we heard.
In France the tradition of serving this frangipane filled tart can be traced back to the 14th century. A small bean, coin or porcelain fève is baked inside the cake and whoever receives the little favor is then crowned king/queen for the day. So don't chew too hard in this delicious pastry, and save your teeth!!
New Year's eve in France is called "la Saint Sylvestre" (pronounced "la sin(nasal) seal vay str") and is - unlike its name might indicate - not a religious holiday. Celebrated during the night of December 31st, we usually party with friends and/or family, in a more or less casual way.