Thursday, July 14, 2011

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

Happy Bastille Day !!!

We usually have some tasty French treats for the 14th such as baguettes; brie, chevre and other cheeses; various patés; pastis... Well, good thing we still have some pastis on board as there's not much in the way of French products to be found on St Croix.

The folks over at Serious Eats has a "Bastille Day Recipe Round Up" article. Oh wow... I haven't thought about Chouquettes for a long, long time... I WANT SOME... NOW!!!

The Google logo for today on their French page is festive...

Here's some French music you might like to check out. I was trying to do an A-Z thing...
Antoine, Charles Aznavour, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Patrick Bruel, Maurice Chevalier, Mylène Farmer, Claude François, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Hallyday, Indochine, Kassav, Claudine Longet, Eddy Mitchell, Vanessa Paradis, Édith Piaf, Sheila, Téléphone, Zouzou.
We should watch a French film tonight... Perhaps Amélie or The Professional ... I'm leaning towards Jean Reno. We used to see him from time to time shopping at the supermarket at Saint-Germain-En-Laye.

Ainsi va la vie...