Today is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France that marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. The historic people's revolt was the first step to establishing a republican government. What a great excuse to pop a cork, dust off your high school French phrase book and download some Edith Piaf.
Tonight we'll be eating Coq au Vin and Tarte Tatin. I am using Nigella Lawson’s recipe for the Coq au Vin and Julia Child’s La Tarte Tatin from The Way to Cook. I'll let you know how they turn out.
I hope your day is magnifique!