Thursday, July 8, 2010

Petit Dejeuner

Your morning meal in Paris is a wonderful thing if you are of the continental breakfast persuasion. The pastries and breads combined with the wonderful fruits you can get at this time of year make for a delicious start to the day.  This morning we started the day with pain aux raisins, pain au chocolat, baguette, des fraises et des cerises. And of course we had some lovely french beurre and confiture on hand for the baguette.

 One of the things I love about France is that children often start the day with a bowl of hot chocolate. I don't know why they use a bowl but watching kids wrap their little hands around the warmth of of the cocoa makes you consider having your morning coffee that way.

We have started making hot chocolate for breakfast around here and the taste of the cocoa is different than it is in the US. It is less sweet and has a richer chocolate flavor. I think I'll be bringing a few boxes of this home with me in August!