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Beignets: A Brief History

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 Food and Culture Newsletter

The history of the beignet (pronounced ben-YAY) dates back to the 16th century in France, and when translated, means “fritter”, much like a doughnut or piece of fried dough.  The origin of the word can… Read More

Sweet Sablés for Summer

Monday, May 17th, 2021 Food and Culture Newsletter

Sablé cookies come from the Sable-sur-Sarthe, Normandy Region, in France and receive their name from the French word, “sable,” meaning sandy. When preparing the mixture, bakers add cold butter to the flour and sugar, which… Read More

Round, light yellow butter cookies on a wooden countertop

Clafoutis? Yes, please!

Monday, March 1st, 2021 Food and Culture Newsletter

Looking for a warm, fruit-filled dessert to enjoy as we emerge from the winter? Look no further than clafoutis! Originating in the rural region of Limousin, France, which is also known for their fine porcelain, the… Read More