Thursday, 17 October 2013

The rise of marshmallows

Have you noticed it too?  Marshmallows have been appearing more frequently in or on traditional French desserts.  Maybe for the European eye, those little marshmallows look quite dainty sprinkled on a tarte or mixed in a mousse.  But to my American eye, I feel the dessert has lost some of its integrity, yes, I feel the marshmallow has "cheapened" the presentation of the dish.  It's as if the tart were wearing  a halter and mini skirt on the red carpet rather than a Versace dress.  I mean look at that picture of la tarte aux fruits rouges above- does it not look pulluted with the marshmallows?