Saturday, July 19, 2008


I'm writing out the menus for our entertaining book today. Is it wrong that a brioche loaf seems to be popping up at every meal? I just love the rich, sweet flavor and flaky texture. It can be used as a pastry or as a savory bread - either way it is best served with fresh butter. In France, the brioche, along with the croissant is sacred to breakfast and is floated down on rivers of hot chocolate or coffee. In fact, Marie Antoinette’s famous “Let them eat cake” was actually “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.” Here's a picture of Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin's "Still Life with Brioche" painted in 1763, which hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

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