Le petit déjeuner

January 26th, 2016 Posted by In the Press No Comment yet

Breakfast Week

This week is Breakfast Week (24 – 30 January) – a celebration of the most important meal of the day. In France we do things a little differently to the UK – and contrary to belief it’s not all croissants and pain au chocolat.

French people enjoy a sweet breakfast. Savoury items such as eggs or bacon will rarely appear on our breakfast table. We usually drink coffee with milk (café au lait) and children will have a hot chocolate. We drink them out of bowls not mugs, and some people even substitute milk for hot chocolate on their cereal.

We will eat a freshly baked baguette with butter (tartine) and either jam or honey. We will then dip the baguette into our hot coffee – it dunks much better than a rich tea biscuit!

On Sundays, the man of the house is sent to the boulangerie (bakery) – there is always a boulangerie near where you live in France – to buy freshly baked croissants as a delicious weekend treat.

Again, these croissants can be dipped in coffee and are normally eaten plain.

We will shortly be launching a new brunch menu for those lazy weekend mornings, keep an eye out for it on the website soon….

To find out more about Breakfast Week visit www.shakeupyourwakeup.com or let us know what your favourite breakfast is by tweeting us @lecheffrancais.

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