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Basilica in Saint Nicolas de Port

6 Mai 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine, #Saint Nicolas

When you arrive near Saint Nicolas de Port, you can't miss it. Such a high building amongst small houses. You can see it from far away but we are so used to it that regularly we drive on the roads around without noticing the basilica. It was built between...

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Quiche lorraine

5 Mai 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition, #Lorraine

The quiche lorraine is a very simple pie to make. You need puff pastry, double cream, milk, eggs and diced smoked bacon. And that's all ! It is said that it was first made with cheese instead of bacon. And the first ones were cooked about 300 hundreds...

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The Blue Line of the Vosges

3 Mai 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine, #Vosges

The Vosges mountains are the boundary between Alsace and Lorraine. They are old mountains so, even in winter, when you look at them from far away (from Nancy for example), you don't see white peaks but a long blue line. Is the colour due to the numerous...

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First of May

2 Mai 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

The First of May in France is called Fête du Travail, word for word "Celebration of Work". That's why we don't work on this day ! I'm not sure it is really logical. So we'd better use Workers' Day. But it is also the day people offer lily of the valley....

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Malt

30 Avril 2013 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Saint Nicolas

Last week end we went to the Salon du Brasseur (Brewer Show) in Saint Nicolas de Port. It was about beer making, not beer tasting ! We discovered the machines, how to make beer, but also different sorts of hop and malt. And I realized I didn't know what...

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