This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a Ruinart basket filled with champagne and food to prepare at home, Château de Versailles virtual programming, a selection of virtual visits to Paris museums (including the new Gabrielle Chanel exhibit) for the European Night of Museums, a pumpkin ricotta ravioli recipe and more.
Since we’re back in lockdown, Five Friday Finds from France will temporarily be things that can all be enjoyed from home, wherever you are! There’s a virtual “Van Gogh in Arles” visit from the Musée d’Orsay, live concerts and an “investigation” podcast from the Musée du Louvre, two recipes by famous French chefs and a newsletter you need to subscribe to if you love France!
In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to share this recipe for the best brioche buns. I started making these buns in Normandy and don’t think I’ll be able to go back to store-bought buns again. They’re a perfect cross-cultural food too because while brioche is 100% French, burgers and burger buns are 100% American.
My favorite cake that Romain makes is the Pierre Hermé Gâteau Suzy recipe, a cake created by Pierre Hermé’s friend Suzy Palatin. I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m an occasional dessert eater. I much prefer savory foods to sweet, but this cake is addictive – it really is one of the best French chocolate cakes ever.
Not surprisingly, the options for store-bought tortillas in France are dismal. I buy them anyways out of convenience. However, now we’re in Normandy in confinement. As a result, we’re limiting our outings to the grocery store we decided to get resourceful and make our own tortillas. This homemade butter tortilla recipe is a blend of a lot of different recipes and modified based on what we had on home. I think it’s pretty simple and foolproof, and nothing beats homemade butter tortillas!