Crepes and Beignets for Bastille Day!

July 14, 2009

Bastille Day could also be known as the restaurant tribute day- a true foodie celebration! Restaurants in simpler forms have been around for ages, but restaurants as we know them now partially exist due to the French Revolution. When the monarchy was forced out, so were their chefs, or catering guilds, which led to several chefs setting up restaurants all over Paris. The word "restaurant" comes from the French word restaurer- or to restore, referring to a place where one goes to regain health. Therefore it only makes sense that Bastille Day in Paris brings people out into the streets to visit boulangeries, cafes, bistros and street vendors to celebrate French Revolution.

If you are not storming the streets in your town searching for French restaurants, crepe stands or beignet street vendors, you can celebrate the food of France at home with a couple French-inspired recipes from Foodista.

Bon Appetit!

New Orleans Beignets on Foodista


Banana Crepes on Foodista



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I just love the French - the language, food, wine, fashion, culture! Great post.

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