Thursday, February 01, 2018

Fete de la Coquille St. Jacques à Montmartre

The French are gifted when it comes to celebrating. Right this minute I should be eating crepes for Chandelier. Last weekend the annual Fete de la Coquille St. Jacques à Montmartre took place.
Bretons storm Abbesses ready to sing, dance and imbibe the winter favorite, Vin Chaude.
So many enticements.
Especially caramel beurre salé in a multitude of flavors.
Tartiner/spreads are always big in winter. Last week's Nutella sales caused riots in the stores
Caramelized, buttery Kouign Amann come in all sizes and shapes from Brittany.
A very hearty Breton stew.
I had a bowl of warming soupe de poisson with croutons and a dollop of rouille on top.
The piece de resistance is the sweet Brittany scallops.
For the past few years I've been investing in a pound box of scallops.
This year instead of wolfing them down within days, I divided them up and froze portions for that rainy day. Wait, its raining every day!
This is a wonderful way to raise your spirits end of gloomy January. A definite don't-miss.
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Bonjour Fevrier and pancakes!

16 comments:

  1. Allie4:49 PM

    Another wonderful. BLOG!! Great job with the copper pots!!

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    1. My first time painting copper. I had to do them a few times to figure it out!

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  2. Everything is caramel color! YUM
    Except fo the scallops of course ��

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  3. I agree ..the copper pots♥ Told ya on IG..LOve.

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  4. Yummy and inviting!

    Your watercolors are always superb!

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  5. Lynn S12:02 PM

    This was not only delightful but very yummy too!

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  6. Oh, the scallops! That gets me right where I live. And the copper pots and caramel... oh, biggest sigh!

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  7. Judi H7:42 PM

    Wow! You nailed that copper color ������������

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  8. Libby7:49 PM

    wonderful!

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  9. Monica3:06 AM

    i just love love LOVE IT!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

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  10. The French sure know how to eat their way through the winter...spring...summer...fall!

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  11. There is certainly something about Brittany - I can't explain it but you've captured it. Oh, the smells.....

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  12. Ooooh, the glow and shine and rich color in your copper pot!! Thanks for sharing all those enticements!

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  13. The fantastic food never ceases to amaze me! When my husband retired and started doing the grocery shopping he kept saying, "They have so much!" I wonder if I'm just nose-blind to our local foods.

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