Recently my Sister flew away and back to her life after a delirious summer together leaving behind an all too familiar void in my heart and my home. Weeks of wallowing in sadness accomplished nothing except a longing to be comforted so I turned to this sweet course for a supreme consolation. Amidst the gregarious cheese-eating, wine-drinking and sightseeing we managed during her stay here, exercising the right to pacify our sweet appetition was high on our list of summer holiday must-do’s with absolutely no shame. I dare to admit that pastry and gelato tasting put the girlhood back into adulthood with complete congeniality. Pasticcerie and Gelaterie are a rite of passage in these parts, charming tourists away from the sweltering summer Sun with the promise of happiness. We tasted our way down from the sea-side villages in the North of Italy to the French Riviera, sampling everything from Ice-creams to Bavarian creams, Granitas to Gateauxs and some of the finest Italian and French pastries there is to find. With inspiration running wild and sand still in my shoes, I recreated Millefeuille to pack away the holiday blues.