Elizabeth David (1913-1992); David is credited with bringing French and Italian cooking into our homes, by celebrating simple Mediterranean dishes in a post-war Britain worn down by rationing. Her book, and magazine articles, won respect among chefs and brought such ingredients as the aubergine, olive oil and pasta into British shops.
(Pictured: A breathtaking picture of fireworks going off by the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day, with a crowd watching in awe) The French celebrate many of the holidays that are celebrated here in Canada (due to religion). This board will focus on the foods and holidays that are observed in France.
French dragees are almonds that are covered with an especially hard and shiny coating. You may know these as Jordan almonds, and they have been a part of French celebrations for many centuries. The French city of Verdum is famous for its production.