Meanwhile, we are enjoying pre-Easter, which is extra enticing with chocolates (not JUST fish!) absolutely everywhere, including a basket of gold-wrapped eggs at the poissonerie this morning. Other Easter novelties at the market include asparagus, juicy radishes, scallops, and razor clams both in their shells, and both fresh from the sea in Brittany, and small purple artichokes (poivrades) from Provence. In my neighborhood the local mairie is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt in the Jardin de Breteuil, and word on the street is that they’re bringing back sheep to graze the grass there, too, a wonderful Easter touch!
Food Aside – Can it Ever Be Aside?
Food aside, Paris and France have mobilized to help in Ukraine, with tents around the city offering information to those who arrive and need it, along with food and shelter, as well as empty trucks that fill with necessary items and are driven directly to Poland. On the political front, we’re doing some nail-biting. We had our first of two presidential elections on Sunday and the candidates who won (among a dozen who ran) are the same as for the last election, Emanuel Macron and Marine LePen. This is undoubtedly no news to you. What is news is how close they are. We will know the score after the next election on April 24. If you’re interested, a debate between the candidates is on April 20.
Annual Easter Brunch
We will celebrate Sunday with our annual brunch which always includes Wake Up Bread and Butter Pudding, Pashka, and Hot Cross Buns, for starters. Asparagus and radishes will make an appearance, and local cherry tomatoes are likely to be on the menu, too! Wish you could join us!
Bon Appétit and Happy Easter to you all!