BY PATSY R. BRUMFIELD – THE SOUTHFACIN’ COOK
Patsy R. Brumfield
The Southfacin’ Cook
“Pain Perdu” means “lost bread,” which in this case is from a loaf of French bread. (Typing a pronunciation is a little difficult to spell out other than “pan” has a short “a” like in “bran” but you come off the “n” pretty quickly. Perdu – first syllable is like the first in berry, and second syllable is the strong emphasis, “dew.” I’m sure that explains it.)
My son loves this French toast, so I nearly always make it when he visits. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft, custardy inside. Top with a little butter and powered sugar and add some fresh sliced strawberries – ooh, la la!
La Boulangerie is a lovely French bakery in Uptown New Orleans. (photo by Elizabeth Kilian/New in NOLA)
4600 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115
If you’re looking for a place for Parisian style people-watching, this recently updated French bakery is the perfect spot.
Treat yourself to a chocolate croissant or a delicate pastry while watching the passers-by as they try to escape the rain. Take a table by the near floor-to-ceiling windows and immerse yourself in a captivating novel.