How to pronounce name of this pastry?
- Tom Meg
I just saw them at a place here in Portland, Oregon. I wanted to try one, but I'm a stickler for correct pronunciation and wanted to make extra sure I got this one right.
My elementary knowledge of French leads me to think it would be:
Hope someone can help me out so I can perhaps grab a pair before I leave town.
Actually, spoken by a Parisian it would sound more like parry breast. But by all means, grab a pair!
Bit of history: the pastry is said to have been designed to commemorate the Paris-Brest bicycle race. A patissiere along the route of the race baked his eclairs in the shape of a bicycle tire.
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