Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Goofy French Chicken

The French famously adore their chickens.... In all shapes and formes. So naturalemente the chocolate chicken for Paques/Easter is a must. Is there anything to complain about this chicken? I say nay. But what is going on here? Is this not a sacrilege to tart up a chicken in this fashion?
Isn't something seriously amiss here?
Still if I offered you the chance to hop into top chocolatier Francois Pralus shop in the Marais, you'd be inside pecking around no matter what he's done to those chickens. HMPH.
Lenotre sends their goofy chickens high up in Montgolfier egg-shaped balloons.
The price is rather high too. Goofiness costs. C'est la vie.
So far the French egg has gone unadulterated for Easter but don't hold your breath.
Except for some delightful flowers from Jadis et Gourmande...
Would I be wrong in thinking the goofy French chicken probably lays goofy chocolate eclairs?
BONJOUR GOOFY FRENCH CHICKENS

21 comments:

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Chocolate eclairs and jelly beans?
xx

Parisbreakfasts said...

What do your chickens lay Julie?
I would love to know :)

Justine said...

Very GOOFY indeed and very $$$
Leave it to the French!

Amy said...

I'm vegetarian...but THOSE chickens? I'll eat one at every meal!!!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

My chickens lay pink striped eggs, otherwise they wind up in the stew pot for chicken and dumplings!
xx

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I've heard of the funky chicken and now the Goofy Chicken. :)) I love Chickens and Roosters and have them ..fake of course.. all over my kitchen. Very French country. I would be right at home there. :)

Nikon said...

I'm sure that the Montgolfier Bros. are tossing in their coffins :)
Chickens in a balloon?
Somebody call the military!
I really don't see the holiday connection to that one - but, hey, if they enjoy it.......

Dianne said...

Chocolate chooks! what were they thinking! - give me one of those classy cloche-de-parques with the elegant gold bow.

That Chick from Vienna said...

Really interesting to learn that besides the chocolate church bells there are also goofy chocolate chickens around the French Easter table! I could not help but think that the chicken with the pearl necklace ought to have a third row of pearls, wouldn't you agree? Two looks just too clueless. ;-)

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

ROFL! But, I admit, given a goofy French chicken, I would rip off its clothes and devour it! Hmmm...where does one take the first bite when there are no long ears?

Anna-Maria A. said...

Give the chicken with the pink lace stole THREE strands of pearls puleeze!
Whatever were they thinking?
What sharp eyes you have Vienna Chick!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Jeanette,
these chickens come with eating directions of course!
You are ever the proactical one cherie.

Rachelle said...

Oh man those Fauchon eclairs are soooo cute!! I need to pay a visit soon. ;) Check out my blog too: http://rachellesramblings.wordpress.com

We seem to love French desserts to the same degree!

Frances said...

Carol, thanks to you, I am beginning to warm up to the charms of the goofy French chickens...dark chocolate please.

xo

Thilda said...

Oh, so lovely photos! I was two weeks on holiday (in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France) and enjoyed warm days, ice creams, taking photos... It seems that there is much more easter decorations than here in Finland! Cute chocolate bunnies and chicken! :)

Luis said...

Thank you.
I love reading the blogs, you make my week!

Gwen said...

HA HA Carol you are too funny with this Easter post--tarted up and goofy chickens! I love your holiday/seasonal posts in general.

The French Hutch said...

I enjoy your photographs so much, brings me back to France every time. The chocolate shops on every block, the windows, always stunning. Thanks for your post...
Easter Blessings

~Emily
The French Hutch

Giulia said...

Oh man, I love the chicken with bulging eyes in the hot air balloon. Hilarious. Thanks for the laughs, Carol. Personally, I love goofy chickens of nationality.

Sweet Freak said...

Bawk Bawk! The French are goofy about more than just chickens, n'est-ce pas? And did you sample the praluline when you went to Pralus? Dee-vine!

Celeste said...

I love your travel diary content also and hope you post more in the future for me to admire and dream.

Venice is wonderful and this upcoming tour of Italy of 5 weeks organized by a friend includes an extra nights stay making that 5 nights in Venice though one day is a day trip to Padova where I have never been before. One day also to explore Murano and Burano as well and have been to these twice.

You can never have too much Italy.

Celeste