AIR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
DID YOU KNOW ?
Brach’s rooftop is home to a kitchen garden that is full of surprises: berries, vegetables and herbs, a Norwegian bath and panoramic views over Paris as well as… a chicken coop with 3 laying hens: Églantine, a dark grey Coucou de Rennes, Suzie, a Harco with black plumage and Bérénice, a magnificent ash grey.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
Strawberries are an herbaceous plant and their fruit is one of the highest in vitamin C. In summer, strawberries can replace citrus fruits as a way to recharge your batteries. Strawberries are low in calories and, like all berries, they are packed with antioxidants. You can enjoy them without limitations.
Peaches can be enjoyed raw, cooked, in sweet or savory dishes, flambéed, frozen, or thawed. They can also be served as a side dish, cooked with wine, olive oil, basil, or mint to accompany duck or guinea fowl. Peaches are also great for dessert, or in compotes and preserves. They contain many vitamins and antioxidants. This sweet, refreshing fruit is the ultimate summer fruit!
Melons arrive when the days grow longer, generously populating market stands and filling our plates with their sweet flavors. Tasty, round melons are not actually fruits, but members of the gourd family! They can be served like a vegetable in savory dishes. They have many advantages in that they are packed with vitamins and minerals and contain lots of water but very few calories. Melons are a simple way to finish a meal but can also be served as a light, fresh appetizer.
Eggplants are in fact fruits and are members of the nightshade family. Eggplants are in season during the summer months of June, July, and August. Their high water content (92%!) makes them a remarkably rich source of magnesium, zinc, and other minerals. They also contain high amounts of potassium and fiber.
In France, cultivated mushrooms are called champignons de Paris due to their origins, and they are mainly grown in the Loire Valley. They are great to have on hand for everyday cooking. They provide high amounts of nutrients, protein, and vitamins, making them a healthy, vitamin-rich food. Good to know: the most flavorful mushrooms are those whose caps are open.