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Classic French cake recipe : Le Moka

Its name comes from the city where the first import port for coffee was located: Moka, in Yemen. Its name makes people travel but it is nevertheless in France that the mocha cake was invented. This cake is very easy to make and ideal for a birthday, here is its recipe

The most famous snail of Paris

When you walk rue Montorgueil in Paris, you are struck by this large snail which supplants the facade of this legendary restaurant: L'escargot Montorgueil.

History of one of the best bakery of Paris

If there is one place that makes you want to sit down, it is this patisserie-café with terrace by the sweet name of Moulin de la Vierge. And It's one of the best bakery of Paris !

Jousseaume : One of the oldest bookshop of Paris

You cannot be indifferent to this pretty bookstore when you visit the Vivienne gallery, The Jousseaume bookstore is one of the oldest in Paris

Yaseen Kahn, an artist in Saint-Germain des-Près

renchglimpses I like the little texts of this artist displayed in the streets of Paris, Yaseen Khan is a painter, actor and French poet of Indian origin. He exhibits daily in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district1. His art questions passers-by and strollers from here and elsewhere about their relationship to life. For those who don't speak French : "to love is cake, being loved is the cherry on the cake" lovely isn't It ?♥

Why are the macarons round ?

Photo de profil de frenchglimpses frenchglimpses Question of the day ... In your opinion, why the macaroons are round? There is a legend around the round shape. The history of the macaroon says that a monk used to knead almond paste with his shirt off. One day, very tired, he fell from exhaustion and left a mark of his navel on the dough. At this point, the button took the shape of a circle.

Barthelemy, the cheese shop of French presidents

It has been more than 10 years since Nicole Barthélémy took over the store from her husband Roland, rue de Grenelle, and it is always full. All the beautiful people of the 6th and 7th arrondissements flock to this little retro shop where the cheeses are matured with passion and according to the rules of the art.

A simple and tasty French cake : Le Moka

Its name comes from the city where the first import port for coffee was located: Moka, in Yemen. Its name makes people travel but it is nevertheless in France that the mocha cake was invented. This cake is very easy to make and ideal for a birthday, here is its recipe

The most famous snail of Paris

When you walk rue Montorgueil in Paris, you are struck by this large snail which supplants the facade of this legendary restaurant: L'escargot Montorgueil.

History of the « Moulin de la vierge » bakery

If there is one place that makes you want to sit down, it is this patisserie-café with terrace by the sweet name of Moulin de la Vierge. There are others in Paris, because this establishment is the result of an unusual history. Its founder, Basile Kamir, who started out as a journalist for Actuel magazine, one day set up shop to sell his friend Richard Branson's records, in a bakery listed as a historic monument.

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