Yes, it's that time of year again. So far (and I keep counting) I have had this delicacy 3 times
You'd have to live in splendid isolation, not have French neighbours or friends and not belong to any sort of "association" to have escaped.
What can you do when someone brings one of these things to your house to have a drink with you and wish you bonne année or a neighbour beckons you across the hedge to go in and have a piece of their gdr?
I have had these from expensive patiseries and also have had homemade ones and STILL I find the layers of puffy pastry with a bit of frangipane in the middle not that appetising. Admittedly the brioché ones can be eaten just like, well, brioche but the pastry ones!!!
Then there is the worry of being the "lucky" finder of the fève and breaking my (very espensive) dental implants by inadvertently biting on it! I have ducked out of this year's énoisage after I read the menu. You've guessed already what's for dessert!
I won't be able to so readily excuse myself from the gym agm where, as sure as eggs is eggs, there will be gdr.....ugh...
My diet has been shot to pieces and now I shall have to repair the damage inflicted on me, albeit for the best of intentions, by this "treat". Ah ah, I am not French, GET ME OUT OF HERE!
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
from Fle pour les curieux