I have a taste for sugar. I know, I know, it’s the Evil Enemy these days, especially with low-carb diets, but I’m never going to give it up for an imitation. Sugar is beautiful. It tastes good. All by itself, it isn’t terribly high in calories (15 calories per teaspoon). I have a friend who once threatened to put my sugar habits in a book, they were so stylized and precise. Since then, I’ve cut way back, but I still love the real thing, especially turbinado or raw sugar, all grainy and sparkly and brown. It adds such great flavor to a cup of coffee.
Which is why I’m happy to point you to a post on Paris Breakfasts. She’s posted some fantastic photos of sugar presentations in Paris, along with a link to Can a suc, (sorry, can’t figure out how to put the accent in), which is such a treat you really just have to go see it for yourself. It’s in French, but that doesn’t matter.