How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

3 Oct

Perfect for parties, these gorgeous little more-ish macarons from the master in Paris are from his new book “Chocolate” and classified as “easy” (available from Amazon). Nicknamed the ‘Picasso of Pastry’ by Jeffrey Steingarten in Vogue, Pierre Hermé is to the macaron what Louis Vuitton is to the handbag. Named the World’s Best Pastry Chef […]

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Fete de la Gastronomie Montreuil-sur-Mer September 2017

19 Sep

From 22-24 September 2017, France celebrates the annual ‘Fete National de la Gastronomie’. It’s a nationwide annual festival of French cuisine, now in its seventh year. The idea was born when the gastronomy of France became UNESCO listed under the banner of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Fete de la Gastronomie France All over France, […]

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Discover authentic Provence with this unique gourmet cultural tour

11 Sep

A trip to Provence is often the trip of a lifetime. It’s a very special place and when you visit, you want to have a very special time and to create unique experiences and memories that you’ll cherish for ever. Martine Bertin-Peterson at Gout et voyage puts it this way “if you want to experience […]

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Olive Oil | the nectar that’s at the heart of French cuisine

23 Aug

Olive oil is at the heart of French cooking, particularly in the south of France. The great French chef Alain Ducasse said “If my cuisine were to be defined by just one taste, it would be that of subtle, aromatic, extra-virgin olive oil”. He didn’t specify that it should be French but we’re sure he […]

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Coquille St Jacques with a Truffle and Sauterne Sauce

30 Jul

A delicious scallop recipe that easy to make but so impressive. Shared by Countess Simonof-Arpels who has a saffron farm in the Dordogne and absolutely loves to cook dreamy dishes. Serves 4 Ingredients 3­4 large prepared scallops per person 2 shallots l large wine glass of Sauterne (or any dessert wine ) 6­7 dessertspoons double […]

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