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The story of 400-year-old French cookies: the Sponge Fingers

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The Biscuits à la Cuillère, or Sponge Fingers, are one of the oldest traditional French cookies. They are prepared with the same ingredients and method for the past 400 years. The Biscuit à la Cuillère literally translates to « Spoon Cake ». This unusual name dates back to the 17th century, when these cookies were...

The Apéritif Time

French culture Apéritif time
A taste of French lifestyle in its purest form, the Apéritif is a special moment shared just before dinner – a combination of both social and culinary enjoyment. The Apéritif hour is a meaningful time to relax and unwind from the day – a transition into a delightful evening with your dining companions. The Apéritif...