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La Chandeleur

La Chandeleur  (Candlemas) is also known as “Fête de la Lumière”, when it is the custom to prepare and eat crêpes. It also marked the end of the Christmas Season and falls 40 days after Christmas on the 2nd February. The name, Chandeleur, comes from the Latin candelorum festum, which means festival of candles. This day…

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La Galette Des Rois …Miam Miam

In 2015, Epiphany falls on today, Tuesday January 6th !!! What is the Epiphany? The Epiphany represents the twelfth day of Christmas, when the wise men visited baby Jesus. According to tradition, the “galette des rois”, was to “draw the kings” to the Epiphany. What do we eat? Composed of a puff pastry cake, with…

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Déjeuner du Matin – Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems  remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. His poems are often about life in Paris and life after the Second World War. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with “Les Enfants du Paradis” considered one of the greatest…