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Recipe of the Month: Tarte au Citron

For me, the best ambassadors of French cuisine are all the little bakeries that you find walking around the city. You can already smell the…

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French Recipe: Far Breton Cake

Baking a Far Breton is for me a flashback from my childhood. I still remember the smell penetrating the entire….

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French Recipes: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Spring has been showing its sporadically sunny self in the City of Light, bringing with it a fresh crop of fruits and vegetables. Artichokes the size of my head are stacked on tables at the weekend marché, and next […]

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Rasberry Charlotte

We use to think that the charlotte was a French recipe. It is true that the charlotte is a dessert much appreciated by the French….

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French Recipes: Couscous with Chorizo and Fennel

France is a cultural melting pot that you can experience firsthand by simply looking at the people and architecture in Paris. You can also taste the ethnic infusion in many French recipes. It may come as a surprise to […]

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French Fig Tart

Being from Montpellier, coming to Paris always leaves me a bit confused. This is the type of city that you love and hate….

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French Recipes: Salmon Mousse

You can always find a generous selection of seafood in Paris. Most larger marchés will have a range of fish from which to choose, and grocery stores also stock everything from white fish to shrimp, scallops and […]

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French Recipes: Sautéed Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Valentine’s Day can often lead to forced gestures for those not so versed in the romance department. We can blame Hallmark or consumerism for the dread some fear when this holiday approaches. Luckily Parisian […]

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French recipes: Granny Smith apples for a tarte tatin

French Recipes: Tarte Tatin

I like the idea that there are no mistakes in life since you can always learn something from your foibles, and a new path can often be a better one. I’m not so sure this theory is always true when it comes to […]

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French recipes: ingredients for a caramelized onion and leek tart

French Recipes: Caramelized Onion and Leek Tart

The French are culinary masters at both the sweet and savory. Sometimes French recipes can even blur the lines of each with the amount of butter used. Take crêpes, for instance. Whenever I can manage to […]

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French Recipes: Mushroom Pâté

’Tis the season for festive soirées and holiday dinners. I love the French cuisine served at this time of year. You might see oysters, foie gras, filet de boeuf and of course bûche de Noël for dessert. Pâté is also […]

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French Recipes: Escargot Stuffed Mushrooms

Escargots has to be one of the most quintessential French dishes, and what’s not to like? Snails bathing in a golden, buttery garlic sauce is among the French recipes bound to delight people from any country.

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French Recipes: Pork with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

French Recipes: Pork with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Of all French recipes, my favorite to make is the one I create while shopping at one of the many bountiful marchés in Paris. I could just page through cookbooks or look at online recipes, but I’d rather let the […]

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French Recipes: Gougères

My first date in Paris was memorable not just because it was my premier romantic rendezvous with a French man since arriving in the City of Light, but also because of one of the French recipes I would learn and […]

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French recipes: summer peaches for a versatile peach soup

French Recipes: Peach Soup

There are so many things to like about summer in Paris. The weather (usually) improves, with people shedding layers and raincoats in exchange for summer frocks and sandals. And once the sun is out, the Parisians […]

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