Sunday, 19 December 2010


It's that time of year again for making mince pies. Yum! And in keeping with the tradition of Jean-Claude the chef being interested in things British and Christmassy, I took some down for him to taste as well.

Good job I took a few, because when I got down to the restaurant there was Jean-Claude and Marie as expected, but also Mr Mottais the Mayor, Mr Housset the plumber (back to fix the boiler (again)), and the lady helping out Marie in the restaurant. Karine who runs the tourist office wasn't there, so there was a pie left for me to enjoy with coffee.


PigletinFrance said...

How lovely your mince pies look! What did all those French people make of them?

None of my French friends or family like mince pies but then again I have only tried to get them to taste shop bought ones...

Mark In Mayenne said...

I find French people to be generally suspicious of new foods and flavours.

Shame really, because while I agree that French food is at the pinnacle of its kind, they really miss out on what the rest of the world has to offer.

I don't know if it was widely reported outside of France, but the "French Gastronomic meal" has been accepted by UNESCO as an intangible world cultural treasure.

I don't know of a polite way to express my view on this.

Mark said...

Pies - can't beat em.

True actually - pies of almost any sort; always one of my favourites

the fly in the web said...

I remember your recipe from last year.

Here, mince pies have gone down well...too well!
There's the same initial wariness about 'foreign stuff', but not the sort of downright refusal to try which you could find in France.

I saw the UNESCO thing and laughed like a drain.
Only one word for it...andouilllette.

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