December 2010 - Marrons Glacés – A Sweet Confection for the Holiday Season
Christmas in Paris is celebrated around food and family. In this month's Paris Insights we explore the traditional marrons glacés, candied chestnuts that are displayed in gold-foil wrappers in the storefront windows of chocolate shops and other confectionery outlets.
We dined in a tiny establishment called Le Timbre, located in the 6th arrondissement. Owned and operated by Englishman Chris Wright, the restaurant serves French cuisine with his special touches. To learn more, read our review in this month's Le Bon Goût.
Roasted-chestnut vendors on the streets of the city are harbingers of the Christmas season. We share some photographs of the transition into the December holidays in this month's Paris, Past and Present.
Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2010
- December 2010 - Marrons Glacés – A Sweet Confection for the Holiday Season
- November 2010 - Nadar: From High School Dropout to Iconic Photographer
- October 2010 - A Masterpiece of Modern Architecture
- September 2010 - Another Jewish Paris
- August 2010 - An Interview with Dante James
- July 2010 - A Visit to an Herb Shop
- June 2010 - Le Lapin Agile: A Cabaret for Traditional French Songs
- May 2010 - American Students “Ain't Misbehavin'” in Seine-Saint-Denis
- April 2010 - Spoken Word in Paris
- March 2010 - Clocks and Clock Faces - Paris-style
- February 2010 - A Taste for Truffles
- January 2010 - Julhès - A Parisian Food Emporium