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Christmas in Provence Traditions: What is a bûche de Noël?

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas:

The Christmas meal in France, eaten on the evening of the 24th of December, wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t end with a delicious dessert of bûche de Noël, but what exactly is a bûche de Noël? Literally translated bûche de Noël means Christmas log, and nowadays it comes in the form of a cake shaped more or less like a log.

…Continue reading here for Phoebe’s interesting post on the history of the Christmas log that might have evolved around Pagan rituals during the Winter solstice. And, be prepared to be tempted by her photos.

Via:: Lou Messuogo

      

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Phoebe Thomas

Phoebe Thomas carries two passports British and Australian. She married a Frenchman and now the couple are living in Provence with their two children. This bilingual and multi-cultural family has travelled extensively to Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia before settling in Roquefort les Pins in 2007.

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