October 14, 2016

2821 FRANCE (Grand Est) - Tarte aux myrtilles

In France, the tarte aux myrtilles (the bilberry pie) or the tarte aux bleuets (the blueberry pie) is a seasonal dessert, in particular in mountainous areas where blueberries grow. In the Vosges Mountains it is called tarte aux brimbelles, and is the favorite dessert of the hostel farms. It is cooked at home as well as by professional pastry chefs and served at home and in the restaurant. It is available ready to use in bakeries, pastry shops and supermarkets. It is also a traditional dish in Finland, United States and Canada. Blueberry pie made with wild Maine blueberries is the official state dessert of the U.S. state of Maine.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Tourism, designed by Jean-Paul Véret-Lemarinier and issued on November 13, 1987.
• Redon - The central tower of the Abbey St Sauveur (12th century) (2.20 FRF)
• Étretat after Delacroix (2.20 FRF) - It's on the postcard 2821
• Château d'Azay le Rideau (2.50 FRF)
• Baux-de-Provence (3.00 FRF)
• Banks of Meuse (3.70 FRF)

Tarte aux myrtilles (french) - Wikipedia

Sender: Mickey
Sent from Laffrey (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 14.09.2016

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