J’adore le chocolat
The papillote is a chocolate accompanied by a paper carrying a joke or quote, all wrapped in golden or silver paper. This candy, originating in the Lyon region, is consumed mainly during the Christmas holidays.Mrs Balestra shares with her class:“I bought these chocolates when I was in France at Christmas.
I brought them into school to share with some of my students in Year 8 and in Year 9. Lucy, Fleur and Abi enjoyed eating the chocolates. They said that the way they were wrapped made them look like mini Christmas crackers and that the shiny wrapping paper was very pretty. Bradley Law in Year 8 also liked eating one of these chocolates and he told me he used the internet to find out the meaning of the citation wrapped around his chocolate.”
Here are some examples of citations:
Je crois beaucoup en la chance, et je constate que plus je travaille, plus elle me sourit.
I believe a lot in luck, and I find that the more I work, the more she smiles at me.
L’ERREUR N’ANNULE PAS LA VALEUR DE L’EFFORT ACCOMPLI.
MAKING A MISTAKE DOES NOT CANCEL THE VALUE OF THE EFFORT DONE.
Celui qui pose une question risque cinq minutes d’avoir l’air bête. Celui qui ne pose pas de question restera bête toute sa vie.
Whoever asks a question might sometimes look silly for five minutes. He who asks no questions will remain silly all his life.
Legend has it that the papillotes originated from Lyon at the end of the 18th century, when the young assistant of a confectioner had the idea, to send little love notes wrapped around a confectionery to his girlfriend who worked on the floor above.
Mrs Brigitte Balestra, Teacher of French
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