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Food and drink in Brittany bis Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

Last month as I got ready for my trip to France I put together a post about some of the things I was looking forward to eating and drinking while I was in Paris and la Bretagne (Brittany). I’m happy to report that my culinary trip was a success . . . and included so…

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Va te faire cuire un œuf!* Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

It is said that the classic French chef’s hat has 100 folds, one for each way to cook an egg. This morning over breakfast as I wondered what to write about this week, I found the answer right there in front of me . . . dans mon assiette! (in my plate)** So this week…

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Trois recettes pour les fêtes* Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

By Nickolas Muray [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Après novembre, décembre est arrive! (After November, December has arrived!) Et qui dit ‘décembre’ dit ‘fêtes’! (And that means the holidays!) Noël (Christmas) is just three weeks away and since we’re hosting ma belle-famille (my in-laws, sisters, nieces, nephews, and more!) it’s time to start getting ready. An important part of any holiday celebration is the…

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How to Make Madeleines Posted by on Mar 6, 2013

How to make and bake the French Lorraine classic madeleines in just dix étapes très faciles (ten very easy steps)! A slightly different approach by le chef Pierre-Dominique of Larousse Cuisine (that’s right, the same as the famous French dictionary) ► CE DONT VOUS AUREZ BESOIN (What you will need): Two cups of farine (flour) Six separated œufs (eggs) Twenty cuillères à soupe (tablespoons) of melted and cooled…

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HOT French Dessert for the Winter: Mango Soufflé Posted by on Nov 18, 2012

In winter, quand la température est très basse (when the temperature is very low), tasting a HOT dessert at home can be a real bliss! In today’s post, we’ll go through the few steps of preparing un soufflé aux mangues (a Mango Soufflé), as indicated in the useful French website (meaning “quick and easy recipes“), which features la cuisine en…

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Delicious French Dessert: Tarte Tatin Posted by on Sep 29, 2012

Named after a chef by the name of Stephanie Tatin who lived more than a hundred years ago, this elegant French dessert was invented almost as a result of an accident—and what a deliciously happy accident it was! The Cooking Channel rates this recipe “Difficult“, but it’s no reason for us to baisser les bras…

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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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