Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be familiar with stories we’ve done on French pharmacy products and cookbooks, but we’re going even deeper this week, from the best books on Paris and French baking to the greatest French pantry essentials and lesser-known French beauty products. Welcome to Made in France week.
This colorful book (The Book of Sounds in English), by beloved French author and illustrator Soledad Bravi will teach your child that Parisian ambulances go pinponpin and that glou-glou is the sound of a French kid drinking.
“But,” you ask, “how do I remove the top of the egg shell without making le petit mess?” Voilà, there’s this spring-loaded contraption that lops it off. Okay, it’s Swiss, but it is sleek, functional, and fun to use whether you’re 6 or 46.
Wondering how to make crêpes for the après-school snack? Try this reasonably priced and lightweight pan, from a French company that’s been making cookware for nearly 200 years. Just add Nutella. On days when you’re feeling less French, it works for pancakes, too.