Love cake recipe, courtesy of Peau d’Ane


Catherine Deneuve as Peau d'Ane

Peau d’Ane, Donkey Skin, is my favorite Perrault fairy tale, and a full post here on this powerful story of lust, incest, love and morality is long overdue.

In the meantime, Valentine’s Day gives me this opportunity to link to this excerpt of the wonderful musical adaptation by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve as the title character, and Micheline Presle as the Red Queen. The setting is no other than the Chateau of Chambord, itself a fairy tale come true, and the mysterious malady that ails the Prince (Jacques Perrin) and baffles the Court physicians is, of course, lovesickness.

Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day!

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