First dates. And Snack Master Star Fred Surreyx may have lived in the UK for over 30 years, yet there is a French tradition that is sacred to him – and related to the art of breakfast. French style.
“I am 50 years old and I have lived here longer than I did in France, it is true. But I have spent the first twenty years of my life in France. Tradition is one of the things that never left me. It’s like your mother tongue, you will never forget it. “
For starters, “le gouter” is a luncheon that most French children (and sometimes their parents) enjoy after school around 4:30 pm, in addition to their usual three meals.
“The best way to translate it into English would be ‘afternoon tea’ but it is not so formal. It is very traditional, it is very sacred and every child in France has a gout. I still have one.” “Gouter, if I have time, maybe biscuits or coffee. We’ve done this with our kids, because they were young,” says Fred.
For the French Maitre d ‘, “le gouter” evokes serenity, nostalgia and memories of charming LU biscuits. “Every time I hear that word, it makes me smile because it takes me back to my childhood when I was a little boy.
“My mother used to buy LU biscuits and they were in the closet in a special box under the stairs. We would come back from school with my brother, and she would make us a hot chocolate for dipping biscuits. Takes away, “he says.
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So, it may come as no surprise that the TV presenter has now teamed up with the famous French biscuit brand LU to bring the famous French snacking tradition with its products to the UK. “It’s our French relationship,” he jokes.
Anyone on holiday in France will probably be familiar with delicious food.
The brand originated in Nantes in 1886, where Jean-Roman Lefebvre and Pauline Isabel Eutel fell in love with a common baking hobby and named the company after their nicknames L and U. 130 years later, it’s time for delicious food to make its way onto the channel.
LU has four basic delicacies that hit the shelves of supermarkets across the country this month – Le Petit Chocolat, Le Petit Beurre, Le Petit Citron and Le Petit Biscotte – all made from simple and authentic ingredients.
Fred admits, “They’re all great, but I like Le Petit Beurre a little bit, because they’re made with salted butter, which is a little different from the biscuits you have. You can give them your coffee or tea.” Dip one foot into warm paraffin, pausing between layers to allow them to dry.
Even if your biscuits are added to your tea, it can be a divisive issue in the UK, but for TV presenters and diners, it’s really the best way to enjoy food. “People are amazed. They think I’m so fine for dunking because I’m French, but I’ve been doing this all my life.
“I dipped two biscuits at the time because they tasted so good – but we all have our own techniques.”
Want to try “le gouter” at home? The French Maitre d ‘says you need a variety of supplements for your lunch.
“Diversity is the spice of life. In a few days, I’m going to get my ‘Petit Beurre’ biscuits from LU. Another day I’ll have some toasted bread with jam and butter. Sometimes we eat pancakes with our family.” Will, and someday I will eat fruit.
“You have to go for products like lunch, dinner or breakfast – but if you eat the same thing every day, life will get dull and boring. You have to mix it up a bit. . “
We are already looking forward to our 4 o’clock breakfast!
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