Pastry Strawberries and Cream

Tonight I espied this fabulous photograph when I was searching for French Pastry on Flickr.

First we feast on the beauty of food with our eyes. It is almost criminal to destroy the perfection of the art which sits on our plate before us. Go ahead … pick up your dessert fork or spoon and gently remove a small bite sized portion. You can feel the slight thud when you break through the pastry to the surface of the plate.

As you lift this mouthwatering combination to your mouth, notice how your eyes close when the first taste connects your tongue with your brain. If you were quick your clever nose would have captured the sweet bouquet from the fresh red strawberries.

Cool, sweet, creamy and a satisfying crunch provide you with the energy to aim your utensil back toward the partially eaten treat. It is not long before you are sad the experience has come to an end but are satiated to drink an aperitif, wine or a rich coffee.

Dessert, especially French ones make life worthwhile.

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