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 […]

The draw

deutsche Version It´s been a while since my husband surprised me with this dessert. By the time, all his attempts to make me fall in love with beer had failed, which he pretended to take somewhat personally. The “defeat” before his eyes, he came up with a little trick: One night, he cooked dinner, and whipped […]