Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Brittany: Cookie Central

So remember when I told you about our home base in Brittany

Well, there was one more great thing about Saint Michel Chef-Chef.

The town itself was pretty small.
 There was one main street with a bakery, a post office, a church 
& the local café/restaurant
{which seemed to specialize in mussels... & Aussie beer!}

But the most exciting thing by far?
museum/gift shop/outlet store.
You see, a baker based in Saint Michel Chef-Chef
at the beginning of the century starting producing yummy galettes
{basically, sugar cookies made with tons of butter... yum!}

His clever wife had the idea, back in 1905, 
to hit the beach & sell these delicious treats to the tourists
who were surely famished after breathing in all that sea air.

inside the boutique: looks like tourists are still pretty hungry these days
Of course 
we couldn't spend a couple weeks in Saint Michel Chef-Chef &
not hit up cookie central.

We watched a short film on the history of the biscuiterie,
looked at some old photos & cookie tins in display cases
& browsed all the products on the shelves.

You can still buy the original galettes,
although they've expanded a lot to include many other types of cookies
like madelines {my personal favourites... mmm!} 

As for the most surprising cookie in the boutique,
it was definitely this one:

If you're familiar with Australia's famous Tim Tams
you might wonder if these chocolate-filled cookies
are reason enough to cause an international incident.

Or maybe there's some kind of  
Brittany/Down Under alliance?

That would surely explain why on earth 
you could have a pint of Foster's 
alongside your moules-frites in Saint Michel Chef-Chef!


  1. Now that looks like my kind of tourist attraction! Yum...

  2. Mussels, fries, and beer since 1627 and cookies since 1905! OH MY! That's some tasty history. Ana


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