December 26 – Soul Food What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul? (Author: Elise Marie Collins)
(*Yes, Dec 26 – but at this point I’m gonna do what I do and jump around and hit the days I’ve missed or maybe not hit all of them, but this may go on a while. Whatever. There are no rules here.)
Kouing-aman, a rich buttery pastry from Brittany – sold by Les Madeleines in Salt Lake City, Utah. I saw this on The Best Thing I Ever Ate the week before traveling to SLC and took an early morning cab to the shop to be sure they didn’t run out.
I shared the pastries with some friends and we all agreed that they were truly the best things we’d ever eaten. Flaky, buttery, cinnamonny, crunchy sugar, OMG they were divine. They were still warm from the oven and when you broke it apart the butter just pooled…
Lest you think I exaggerate – here is a blog from someone who know the owner (that might make her somewhat partial) but just tasting these things would make one completely partial so I believe it is an honest assessment. This entry was written five years ago – and I can tell you that as of this summer, they are still this good. She Craves. Go look, she’s got pictures and the only photos I have are on my phone and not as good as hers. Do not lick the monitor! and put a towel over the keyboard in case you drool.
If you are going to SLC, go to this place. If you are not going to SLC – go to SLC and go to this place.
You have been warned.