And that’s only a part of it!

Of course I’ve eaten much more than this!!! And many many more dishes of foie gras, even fresh, just seared: heavenly melting in the mouth!!! France has many many layers of astonishing gastronomy, from Michelin starred restaurants (in which, of course, I haven’t took picture: I have my own ethics!) to street markets, to village’s fairs serving grilled beef to a series of places where you think you are going to eat something absolutely not remarkable and then you are pleasantly surprise by a maîtrise that you’ll never imagine! But about the Many Wonders of French Gastronomy, or The Gourmet Traveller, I shall speak about in other upcoming posts!!!
Here we go!

Calissons d'Aix.jpg

Colourful macarons.jpg
For Robyn! 🙂

Coffee and speculos.jpg
The only Italian look like coffee we had! For Sigrid (mainly for the Speculos! ;-D)!

Amuse bouche saisonal.jpg

Foie gras terrine.jpg
The last bite of this gorgeous Foie Gras terrine, just when I remembered that I had a blog and not only a greedy stomach!!!

3 chocolate tart.jpg

Spanish peaches.jpg

One of the few picture I took the only day we were in Spain, in Pamplona


Fete de la Blonde.jpg
And they were grilling Blonde (a French cow) just beside the alive cows that were there for the awards for the most beautiful Blonde… How nasty are those French??? 😉

Piment d'Espelette
Piment d’Espelette: a tasty treat!



  1. Tartelette

    Yum, Calissons!!! I miss them so much, as well as ,ice cream! I need to replenish my piment d’Espelette. I put it into everything!

  2. Sigrid

    ohhhhh, you know what? At the very first glance my eye just accidentally dropped on that red plastic wrapped cookie… :-))) (oh and just the other day I catched an italian cookbook, translated from french, where ‘sceculoos’ was nicely translated by ‘speculo’… – oh, come on!!!!!?????:-) Anyway, I’m a huge (and frustrated too) fan of callissons, if you happen to have some recipe for it… :-))
    ps: oh and… piment d’espelette forever!!! 😉

  3. Sara - Piperita

    Ok, you two convince me: today I’m gonna look in my new Larousse de patisserie and find out if there is the recipe for Calissons… If there is a known recipe, must be in there, right?

  4. Amanda at Little Foodies

    Gosh! We just spent 3 weeks in France and Spain too. You took pics of the squashed looking peaches. I meant to take a shot of those as it was the first time I’d eaten it in Spain but forgot. Hope you had a wonderful trip.

  5. Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy

    Welcome back, lady! I’m headed to Paris next week – we’ll have to get together soon!

  6. Lyrically speaking

    Your pics are amazing, especially the desserts…wish I could jump on a plane to Italy or Paris right now instead of sitting behind my desk

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