Last Saturday, author and photographer Lucy Vanel did a guest post for The Kitchn. Vanel, who is based in Lyon, France, blogs about food on Lucy's Kitchen Notebook. Her guest post on The Kitchn, a tribute piece, is both touching and informative.
The quatre heure, literally "the four o'clock," is snack time for children in France. Le quatre heure, also known as le heure goûter, or simply le goûter, is a French tradition; when children come home from school they may have some cheese, a pain au chocolat or a yogurt. And during summers in Annecy with my sister and my nephews, we always pause in the afternoon for a little snack. It reminds me of my own snack time growing up; we would come home to cookies and milk every afternoon.
Even as a grown-up, I still enjoy this time, a pause in the day. For me, it's a chance to be still, gather my thoughts, and relax before the busyness of the evening begins.
Do you enjoy"le quatre heure?"