One way that I am celebrating is by cooking the recipe, "Foie de Veau à la Moutarde” from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
(I promise to report on that recipe a few days.)
Have a wonderful sun filled day and please go and do something French...
Munch a baguette with luscious rich French butter and crunchy sea salt from the coast of Normandie,
Sniff and sip a gorgeous French wine that you have been saving,
Pretend you are in your favorite café with your favorite waiter telling you the spicy news of the quartier...
(Salut, cher Patrick at Café La Corona...!)
Tie on your favorite Hermès or Chanel scarf , if only over your black tee and jeans with your Repetto ballerine flats,
Wear your black silk with white piping Chanel pajamas adorned well-worn pearls to bed and dream of Paris,
Watch the Tour de France and cheer your favorite team,
Speak French all day without exception,
Call or email all your friends in France,
Slowly relish a wonderful French cheese or aged saussion,
Cook a new and unusual French recipe, if just for yourself,
Repair to your atelier (studio) and brood, then create something scathingly original,
Savor a decadent and rich dessert (like the Tarte poire créme anglais below)
without regret (if just for today),
Watch your favorite French films all evening
(it will be Amélie, Edith Piaf and Coco Chanel for me),
Sing La Marseillaise
or your favorite French songs loudly and with gusto and not caring who hears you...
And above all…
Be happy in the day…! ! !
Bonne Journée de Bastille...!
Happy Bastille day…!
What ways will you be celebrating Bastille Day…?