“No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate then a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me.” The Curious Kitchen ruminates and digests food and memory through the delicious prose of Marcel Proust. We think what we eat.
We know that memories and food are closely interlinked. Perhaps more than anything else, food links us to the special people, places and events that collectively brought us to where we are and made us who we are.
It is no surprise then that so many of the world classic dishes were created in honor of special people or at least named after them.
These dishes outlived both their creators and inspirations and may have undergone many changes, but they still provide a most tangible link between our past and our now. As such, they are a source of melancholy and happiness of the most honest and romantic kind.
Petite Madeleines is one such dish that takes me to a happy place.
In essence Petite Madeleines are little sponge cakes made with flour, whole eggs, butter and sugar (also called a genoise batter)…
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