The five best things I ate this week

Things that made me go 'mmm'

by Adrienne Wyper

Strictly speaking, this isn't the five best things I've eaten this week. I've been away and I haven't had time to write the blog along the way...
My view of Danish pastries is that I don't like them. But apparently, that's British Danish pastries. In Denmark, they are completely different to the heavy, lardy-textured, sugar-slobbered slabs that turn up as a 'treat' at early-morning meetings. In Denmark, they are light, airy, flaky and smaller, with a discernibly fruity filling and a light drizzle of icing. perfect for breakfast.

Tangy and refreshing, this Spanish cold soup made with tomatoes, peppers and cucumber is perfect for summer lunches. Mine has come from a carton this week, although I have made it in the past. I bought it in a French supermarket and it's by Alvalle, the bestselling gazpacho in Spain apparently.
Make your own gazpacho

Three of my favourite flavours in one: stinky goat, pungent smoke and medicinal caraway. I spread this on my crispbread aboard a DFDS ferry to Denmark (on a trip to Copenhagen which you can read about soon). It was low-fat, pure white and utterly irresistible.

A proper French éclair from a proper French pâtisserie. On holiday in Reims, we almost went for the 'divorcé' - a coffee-iced choux bun and a chocolate-iced choux bun stuck together with a blob of whipped cream, but decided the halves weren't big enough. Light as a cloud, freshly baked and the right balance of coffee.

Why not knit an éclair? (Yes, you read that correctly)

We added this to our French supermarket trolley as we headed for the Channel. It's a little round of cheese in a shallow terracotta dish, from the Rhones-Alpes region. It has a rich, winey flavour and was easily the stinkiest of the (many) we brought home.
St Marcellin is available from Waitrose, I'm delighted to report.

Yes, I can't count and this is number six. We thought this was a French beer as it was in the beers section of the menu. However, a pint of pink liquid arrived, was sipped curiously, then enquiries were made. So now we know: a Monaco is a French summer drink, like a shandy but with a dash of grenadine!

The five best things I ate last time

What have you enjoyed eating or drinking this week?

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Carla  Griscti

Carla Griscti

Editorial assistant on allaboutyou; Music lover, travel bee and food fanatic.

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Emma Marsden

Food consultant of All About You, loves creating something out of nothing and decluttering.

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Editor of All About You; an online journalist with a fetish for glossy magazines.

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Adrienne Wyper

Deputy editor of All About You. I love cycling, cooking and creating

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Associate editor of All About You, loves life (mostly) and one-pan recipes (always).

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