I really don’t need much of a push to spend a fun afternoon cooking with my daughter. So when Chronicle Books asked if I’d like to use their new cookbook The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo as inspiration for a Bastille Day picnic, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! My daughter and I chose Clafoutis—Versions Sucre et Sale (Sweet and Savory Clafoutis) as our recipe of the day. I love how the one recipe can be transformed into both a dessert and a main course with only a couple minor changes! You can download a copy of the recipe from the book (generously provided by Chronicle Books) below:
And before I show you what fun we had putting our picnic together you’re not going to want to miss out on the amazing Bastille Day Pinterest Giveaway Chronicle Books is hosting! I’m already jealous of whichever one of you wins!
Click on the image above, or this link to enter for your chance to win (prize package valued at over $400). TIP: First make sure that you are logged into Pinterest. Once on the giveaway page, select the image you’d like to pin using one of the check boxes provided, fill in your email address and zip code (US residents only), and click “submit.” Your chosen image will pop up in a ‘pin it’ box…choose the board you’d like to add it to, and you’re done! Find more festive inspiration in Chronicle Book’s Bastille Day Fête board. I’m crossing my fingers that you win!
Chronicle Books is so stellar that they have also provided an entire suite of Free Printables for you that were inspired by The Little Paris Kitchen. There are all sorts of goodies (click each link to begin downloading)! Your next fête is going to be so fabulous!
- Free Printable French-Inspired Bunting Flags
- Free Printable French-Inspired Cupcake Toppers
- Free Printable French-Inspired Food Labels / Place Cards
- Free Printable French-Inspired Signs
Pop those babies out of the oven and let them cool (or if you prefer, serve them warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream)!
We filled our picnic basket with fresh salad and dressing, two types of cheese (labeled with the Free Printable French-Inspired Food Labels / Place Cards), raspberry lemonade, and our Clafoutis—Versions Sucre et Sale!
For an added festive touch (and to keep them from getting squished in the basket), I wrapped the sweet clafoutis with parchment paper and tied each parcel closed with baker’s twine.
Instead of driving to a park, we decided that we wanted to take advantage of our beautiful yard, and set our picnic up outside our house instead. Such a grand idea!
I can’t believe that it’s taken us this long to get outside for a festive picnic. It’s my new favorite thing (thank you The Little Paris Kitchen for inspiring us)! If you don’t have a yard or decent park close by, it would even be a blast to just set up a picnic indoors! Don’t you think?!
I’m so happy that picnic season has just begun! xo Ez
This post was inspired by The Little Paris Kitchen, and kindly sponsored by Chronicle Books. Find more from Chronicle Books on: Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. All photos and opinions expressed within this post are my own.