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Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Une pièce de montée: Part 2 2Wikipedia has informed me that ‘A pièce montée (from French, literally “assembled piece” or “mounted piece,” plural pièces montées) is a kind of decorative cake centerpiece in an architectural or sculptural form used for formal banquets.  They are associated with classical French chefs such as Carême.  Carême had studied architecture and is credited with saying, referring to pièces montées, that architecture was the most noble of the arts and that pastry was the highest form of architecture.

The term pièce montée is an assemblage of cream puffs stuck together with caramel or spun sugar into a tall, usually conical shape.  It is traditionally served at parties celebrating weddings and baptisms in France.’

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