Tarte Tropezienne

The Tarte Tropezi­enne was cre­at­ed in the beau­ti­ful town of Saint Tropez, on the French Riv­iera.  As the sto­ry goes, famous French actress Brigitte Bar­dot fell in love with the dessert while film­ing a movie there, and sug­gest­ed the name “tarte tropezi­enne.” The cake was there­after named “tarte tropezi­enne.” It is com­posed of a brioche […]

Calissons French Candies from Provence

Calis­sons are deli­cious French can­dies from Provence, where they orig­i­nat­ed in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Con­sist­ing of a smooth paste of almond and can­died fruit topped with roy­al icing, they are enjoyed year-round, but are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. While you can buy them online, they come in small box­es that can be […]

Delicious French Pistachio-Raspberry Tart

Last Sum­mer, I had lunch with a friend in a café in Paris. For dessert, we ordered pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes, and they were SO deli­cious! Since then, I have been look­ing for a recipe to make the same pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes at home. I final­ly found a great recipe, I made it, and it tastes just like […]