chance (shons) noun, feminine
une chance = a stroke of luck
avoir de la chance = to be lucky
Bonne chance! = Good luck!
French Tartes or Southern Pies? Oh, the dilemma…
by Lynne McBride
Here’s a favorite quote from Michelle Obama. When asked what it was like to suddenly live in the White House with an army of staff, she admitted it was great, then said, with wonder: “If you want pie, there’s pie!” Hey Michelle, that’s my idea of paradise too.
OK, so what about French pies? Well, the French do things a little differently, no surprise there. Bye-bye American pie. The difference? In addition to the sloping shape of the edge of the dish, an American pie is plump and indulgent, and can be piled exuberantly high with whipped cream or meringue, or topped with a decadent crust or crumbs. Is that American or what? A French tarte, alternativement, is in a dish that’s shallow with straight, fluted sides. It’s thin and refined, understated and elegant, most often just a divine crust topped with beautiful fruits. Oh so French.