mardi 11 octobre 2011

Sunday in Seattle with a French theme

Last Sunday, I finally went to The Paris Grocery, a delightful épicerie carrying quite a selection of products imported directly from France. I was rather impressed by the selection of goodies inside down to the Rose Confiture (Rose jam) that my sister fancied. Seeing some of the sweets brought back memories of my visit to different French regions: Salted Caramels of Normandy and Brittany (Caramel au Beurre Salé) and the calisson (Melon-Almond Candy)  for Provence. Also, I wanted to find a French delicacy that I have not had in a while, Escargot.

My sister has not had escargot before and she was willing to try it once. This would be an opportunity to introduce to her to French delicacies and to break out my escargot plates, forks, and tongs.

I found a dozen escargot ready-to-cook at the Paris grocery. Imported from France, the snails have been cleaned, prepared with butter and parsley, then packed frozen. After 10 minutes in the oven, they are ready to be enjoyed. 

Our modest but deliciously rich meal consisted of the escargot, a baguette, a slice of marionberry tart, jambon mornay (ham-and-cheese croissant), and macarons.


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