The 13 desserts are the traditional way to celebrate Christmas in Provence! They represent Jesus and the 12 apostles and remain out for several days, for people to eat them bit by bit, as they pass by the table.
One table. Thirteen desserts… Pas mal!
Watch these 2 short videos about the 13 desserts to discover more… and practice your listening skills at the same time! Remember, you don’t need to understand every single word to get the general idea!
Acheter et cuisiner les 13 desserts (click on “accéder au site” on the top right corner)
In case you didn’t catch all the desserts, here is a list of them and what they look like on a provençal table:
-Pompe à l’huile
No “Bûche de Noël” (Christmas log) but simple healthy foods in abundance on the table in order to represent prosperity for the year to come!
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