Sunday, December 31, 2006

Biscuits Fossier

Maison Fossier Biscuits
Fossier Champagne Biscuits, watercolor, 10" x 12"
Besides Champagne and chocolate Bouchons, Reims is famous for their pink biscuits...

Maison Fossier has been making them since 1756! It's their 250th anniversary and they're just down the street from the chocolate Bouchon shop on 25, cours Jean-Baptiste Langlet.

Made for dipping in champagne or wine and for cooking, the divine biscuit is unique. A pink crunchy biscuit, a delicate meringue which melts in the mouth, a light macaron. You can even make a Charlotte with them...

They says their biscuits are "pink for sweetness, powdered for nobility and crunchy for pleasure".

Fossier made a house of pink biscuits for their anniversary celebration.

Another example of splendid architecture is Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral.  Don't miss Reims and Bonne Annee 2007! Remember Reims almost rhymes with "chance" if you hit the "n" lightly.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Who would think...
    That Reims rhymes with chance?
    La France,
    Rhymes with dance,
    And romance,
    And trance.
    But Reims?
    Not a chance!

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  2. Buon Anno carissima Carol! May the next year be a glittering one!

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  3. Love your paintings! Wishing you a prosperous New Year!

    lucy

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  4. loveitaly2:18 PM

    Bonne Annee and congratulations on all your progress this past year--may 2007 bring you bliss. You've entertained many with your beautiful watercolors and blog. Thanks for bringing us all along for the ride!

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  5. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I raise my teacup to you. Continued succéss, cherie.
    D.

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  6. Pinks and golds. They do put one in a certain mood, eh?
    Lovely as usual Carol.

    Bonne Annee and thanks for so many visual treats in 2006.

    Can't wait to see more delights from here.

    Victoria

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  7. Love your photos today-especially the biscuit shop.
    Your watercolor is divine!
    I enjoy your blog-happy new year!

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  8. Much continued success to you next year-your water colors are amazing-i would buy all of them if i could! Thank you for a great post!

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  9. Anonymous12:32 AM

    You have a lovely blog.

    After seeing these pink biscuits, I had to see if I could order them online. I can hardly wait to enjoy them here in Colorado.

    Happy New Year!
    -Eleny

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  10. Happy New Year to you Carol! May you have a wonderful sweet year. Funny, my charlotte from last night was made with biscuits roses de Reims ;-)

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  11. Oh, I love the look of those pink biscuits. I'm going to go next weekend and pick some up. Thanks for the tip and happy new year!

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  12. Beautiful painting! The light! Colors of tender pink! What a gentle hand you have! Wisps of sweetness in every stroke!
    How creative you are to capture the small details of France with you keen eye, I am amazed how you weave it togehter, text and tenderness, and light!

    Happy New Year!

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  13. Have a fluffy, pink biscuity-New Year!

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  14. They look so adorable. Too cute to eat?

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  15. Late to the party, sorry. Happy New Year, C!

    Btw, Reims only rhymes with chance in American English, not in RP English English. :-)

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  16. How sweet all the pictures are!
    I got a fun of this blog!
    And that's nice for me to see Paris from here in Japan.

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