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Old 09-12-2016, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by terentii View Post
I read somewhere it's the NYC water that makes all the difference. I can believe this, since one of the first things I noticed when I visited there in 1964 was that the tap water tasted different from every other place I'd been to (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, West Virginia), and I still think so today.
Yes, the NYC water is great, but not as good as it used to be, due to growing amounts of pollution in the upstate reservoirs.

I was in the small French Riviera town of Menton, near the Italian border, and discovered a tiny shop that sold "kouignettes." I've had kouign amann (which are basically the same thing, but bigger), but these little ones were spectacular ... just the right balance of buttery and sweet. They came in different flavors, and I bought a couple of each ... and ate them 'til I was sick. I even brought some home for my cousins, who are pastry chefs, and the kouignettes got rave reviews.