Tracy Chapman – Revolution

We made it back home from a few days in Bordeaux and the cats kept checking on us all night to make sure we were still here. I guess this is what happens when cats get older and are used to having at least one of us around all day.

While walking around in the old city, we stumbled upon one of the famous shops selling the local specialty, canelé. A good one is amazing, with a bit of crunch at either end. The batter is similar to a crêpe batter though there’s a bit of dark rum in there. This being France, there was once a war of some sort over these little treats though it seemed to be more bark than bite.

If you want to try making them at home, here’s a nice recipe and yes, they should have the look (inside) or else you won’t get the crunchy bits. Apparently you can eat them with tea, with sweet wine, after dinner, as a snack or pretty much whenever.


An American in Paris, France. BA in History & Political Science from Ohio State. Provided consulting services to US software startups, launching new business overseas that have both IPO’d and sold to well-known global software companies. Currently launching a new cloud-based startup. Full bio here.

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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Serendipity here. For several years I’ve been searching UTUBE for a Chapman version of Bob Marley’s, “Zimbabwe.” I heard it in the 70′s—a poignant interpretation. Anyone know? Chapman still moves me.

  • avahome

    Heard this song in the late 80′s….still just as relevant today…Go Tracy

  • http://thebrainpolice.blogspot.com microdot

    Je passe beaucoup de temps autour de Bordeaux, actuallement autour de Libourne et je fais les canele. Il faut avoir un vrai cuivre moule canele le faire correctement. J’en ai une et je fais de temps en temps. La fille de l’homme que je travaille popur eux fait et nous en avons pour notre casse-croute du matin.

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