A Small Sweet Treat With Coffee

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cups3A Little Piece of French Culture

In Dijon, Beaune and Dole (where we were in Burgundy recently), and occasionally in Paris, they always give you a little sweet snack with tea or coffee—sometimes a little ginger biscuit, or a little galette biscuit, sometimes a single chocolate, and once a toffee.

The most unusual was at a bistrot, le Gustalin in Dole, where we got a homemade marshmallow (guimauve)—made by the chef in situ and flavored with bergamot (orange). He came out to explain to us and we did buy a small packet to take home. The best marshmallows we’ve ever had, not too sweet and no corn syrup or preservatives.

Such a civilized habit.cups

Here are just a few pics of some of our lovely après-lunch coffee and its treat.

 

 

 

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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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