Back in 2005 I was in Paris just before Valentine's Day. The French do not celebrate the day the same way we do. They are much more low keyed about it than we are. This shop was down the street from my hotel. I loved the bright red hearts in the window. They added a splash of colour to a rather grey sky.
Of course a box of macarons from Laduree is always to make one's heart flutter. I hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day.
Cooking is one of my passions in life. Enjoying good food, pastries, chocolate and everything the French have to savor is my other. This should come as a surprise given my father chose my name after reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I am a voracious reader and collector of cookbooks. Little did I know that all my grade school French lessons would come in handy one day.