Frenchify Your Friday – Number 54


Chocolat chaud

Winter has hit Melbourne in a big way over the last couple of weeks. We’ve had rain, fog and some decidedly chilly temperatures.

The minute this sort of weather arrives, my mind immediately turns to things like cashmere scarves, open fires and that most Parisian of treats, hot chocolate.

Now judging by the sheer number of times that le chocolat chaud shows up on menus in France, the French don’t consider it appropriate to limit their drinking of hot chocolate to the colder months. It seems they think this excellent use of chocolate is a great idea all year round!

And who can blame them, when French hot chocolate is as good as it is? Dark, rich and often covered in whipped cream, it is not unusual for spoons to stand upright in the delicious, thick yumminess.

So this week, regardless of the weather in your part of the world, why not Frenchify Your Friday with a chocolat chaud. It’s a quick and easy way to get the taste of France into your day.

All the best for a fabulous Friday.

And until next time – au revoir.


About Janelle

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2 thoughts on “Frenchify Your Friday – Number 54

  • Taste of France

    A hot chocolate, served in a bowl, is classic for breakfast for kids in France, all year long.
    One of the best I’ve ever had was at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris. The menu said it was “onctueux.” That was putting it mildly. Wow.