November 2009 Desktop Calendar

November '09 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month in 2009, I am offering C&Z readers a new desktop calendar, i.e. a wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our desktop calendar for November is a picture of what I think of as a Parisian tartine, an open-face sandwich made on naturally leavened bread (here, a slice of pain des amis from the bakery Du Pain et des Idées), lightly spread with semi-salted butter then topped with artisanal ham, thick shavings of aged Comté cheese, and slivers of cornichons. Add a side salad or a fat, late-harvest tomato — we are still feasting on those — and that’s lunch taken care of.

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy, and see you in December for the next calendar!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

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  • I love this idea! Having this on my computer will make me so hungry!

  • Maegan

    Thanks for these screen savers! I have a new found food crush in cornicons…my 3 year old and 1 year old sons LOVE them too. I am going to miss those lemon cookies though…

  • I love this calendar!!!


  • Sassbox

    Thank you! I got a little worried yesterday when the calendar wasn’t up. I’ve come to rely on you!

  • I, too, have so many recipes I hope to find time to experiment with. Thanks for your encouragement….lovely site you have.


  • Love the photo. It makes my stomach growl. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been a fan of your blog since who knows when. I recently decided that I want to go to culinary school in Paris and immediately bought your Edible Adventures book! Makes me want to leave right now!

  • Lovely photo and yummy combination of ham and cheese, plus that piece of bread is a beauty to behold.

    Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  • P

    Very nice idea! And thank you for going with the “Monday is the first day of the week” choice – it only makes sense since a new week starts after a weekEND.

  • jer

    Great idea – yes, this will make me super hungry if I have it on my computer!

  • Lucy T.

    Yum. That was my favourite sandwich when I was in Paris. I remember it having slices of hard boiled egg on it too…

  • This calendar is so cute. Will it be available for year 2010?

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