From the culinary treasury of the Bordeaux come these golden gems: les canelés. Quite unremarkable from the outside, the legendary confections are filled with Bordelais tradition, culture and history. Even if the circumstances of their creation remain somewhat mysterious, the story of the canelés most likely starts in the 18th century and might go something […]


In contrast to the much-cited scene in Proust´s novel when the taste of a madeleine elicits the fondest childhood memories, my own first encounter with the little French tea cakes was not quite as overwhelming: When I was a kid, the supermarket version of madeleines used to help us out as an easy snack on […]