March 16th, 2016
Monique Palomares wrote to us about Easter cuisine in France… Down here in the South, we have the expression "faire pâquette". It means to have a picnic in the countryside on Easter Monday. The traditional dessert is a sweet omelette (beat eggs and sugar and cook it in a frying pan). A little bit North, […]
December 23rd, 2015
Zimtsterne literally translates from German to English as Cinnamon Stars. They’re Cinnamon Star Cookies These cookies are a specialty of Germany, Austria, Alsace (Region of France) and Switzerland. They’re made for Christmas and in Alsace, they’re part of the "bredele" Christmas cookie tradition. These are also made by German Jewish people for Yom Kippur. They […]
December 22nd, 2015
Bredele are Christmas cookies from the Alsace region of France. The word bredele is Alsatian in origin. Alsatian is a German dialect. The region of Alsace is on the border of Germany. It has switched hands between Germany and France four times since 1871. Yet "bredele" predates that, possibly going back as early as the […]
December 21st, 2015
There’s a type of cookie in France that’s specifically made for Christmas. It’s called Bredele and they’re from Alsace. Bredele are small, sweet biscuits. There are many varieties including anis bredele (recipe below), butterbredle (similar to sugar cookies but with the addition of eggs) and pain d’épices (gingerbread). I made anis bredele (Anise Bredele Cookies) […]
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