The French are partial to chestnuts and chestnut specialties, in particular around this time of the year, so I am truly delighted to welcome you to our, oh so seasonal, chestnut bonanza!
Our selection features Bonne Maman chestnut preserves, Clément Faugier chestnut spread (a personal all-time favorite of mine and the spark that started Simply Gourmand), Biscuiterie de Provence chestnut cake, and irresistible marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) by Clément Faugier, Corsiglia and L'Artisan Provençal. Marrons glacés are a classic holiday gift in France.
If you plan to cook with chestnuts, our selection of Clément Faugier whole chestnuts, unsweetened chestnut purée, and sweetened chestnut spread is the way to go. Looking for a French recipe? Try out ours for salade ardéchoise, cream of chestnut soup, Ardèche cake, or chestnut and honey bûche de Noël (our traditional holiday cake).
Savor the flavors. Take good care of yourself.Marianne
Owner & Gourmand-in-Chief
Just in: more French favorites
Among the French favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Delouis lime mayonnaise, Connétable albacore tuna in organic extra virgin olive oil, Biscuiterie de Provence navettes and gluten-free almond macarons des Baronnies, and Chocolaterie de Margaux sarments du Médoc (crispy chocolate twigs) in a smaller size box, including a brand new flavor, milk chocolate and strawberry.
If there is a French treat you would like to find on our website, please share your craving with us.
Exciting on-site French cultural events are back this side of the pond. Enjoy your picks safely! (All the events listed below are on-site, not virtual.)
Chicago's Art Institute presents Intimate Modernity, an exhibition showcasing the French Nabi movement, though November 22; Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris, through January 31, 2021; and Monet and Chicago, through January 18, 2021.
In Jackson, MS the Mississippi Museum of Art presents Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through January 10, 2021.
In Kansas City, MO the National WWI Museum and Memorial presents Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and WWI. Through April 11, 2021.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants. Through November 15.
New York's MoMA presents Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond. Through January 2, 2021.
In Washington, DC the National Gallery of Art presents True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780 – 1870. Through November 15.