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French Dessert: Îles Flottantes (Floating Islands) Posted by on Aug 31, 2012

Mes amis, you are all welcome aboard the “Îles flottantes“, which in French means “Floating Islands“! When prepared with love and passion, tasting these exquisite French “Dessert Islands” is likely to offer you the sensational experience of traveling to some faraway French Caribbean “Desserted Island” 🙂   To prepare this French dessert, which is also…

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How to Make and Bake a Classic French Croissant—All By Yourself! Posted by on Aug 22, 2012

Trust me, mes amis, making your own croissant has nothing of a miracle—oui, oui, you can do it yourself! Today, we’ll show you that you won’t be needing any special hardware to make and bake a classic French croissant. The whole thing is a matter of mastering “la bonne technique“. The video of Ed and Marieke…

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French Cuisine – Mousse au chocolat Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

Today I’m going to give you a recipe in French for chocolate mousse. Ingrédients: 200 g de chocolat noir à pâtisser (around 2 cups) 50 g de beurre (around 3 1/2 tbsp) 3 jaunes d’oeufs 5 blancs d’oeufs 125 g de sucre en poudre (just a little under 1 cup) 1. Dans une casserole au…

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French Cuisine – Coquilles Saint Jacques Posted by on Jul 3, 2009

The summer is underway and the pilgrims on St. James’ Way can be seen making their way to Santiago. One of my very favorite appetizers or first course dishes is Coquilles Saint Jacques or what is known in English as simply ‘scallops’.  I don’t know about you, but I find Coquilles Saint Jacques much more…

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Chez Maïté Posted by on Sep 24, 2008

When I was living in France for the second time in 2003 there was a Big Brother type show on television (Nice People) which I avidly watched and one of the guest housemates was a French cook named Maïté.  Since I wasn’t eating there, I obviously fell in love with her personality as she’s bubbly, fun…

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