Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Top Five Things to Do in Paris on the Ile Saint-Louis

Choosing the top five things to do in Paris on the Ile Saint-Louis is not any easy task, but here it goes. 1. Lick some ice cream. Berthillon is of course the purveyor of seriously good and very famous ice cream.

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Paris Gourmet: Hunting Down the Best Foodie Boutiques in Paris

There’s a lot to love about Paris—the art, the culture, the cheap wine—but for me, there is no greater Parisian joy than that of its stunningly simple, creative and satisfying flavors. From staples like cheese and tea to flamboyant add-ons like mustard and fruit preserves, the French know how to turn eating into a sensual experience. No trip to the City of Light is complete without a visit to one of the many Paris gourmet boutiques. Here are the best and brightest.

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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: Croziflette

Croziflette is among the traditional French recipes from the mountainous Savoy region of France, a hearty alpine indulgence that is a favorite in the long winter months. Croziflette is a twist on the […]

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Salmon tartare at Da Rosa, a 6th Arrondissement Paris restaurant and épicerie in Paris

Da Rosa

I’ve just had the good fortune of returning from a trip to Italy, where I got to meet the owners and purveyors of wonderful Ligurian specialties like Parma ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale vinegar. I loaded up on as many vacuum-sealed and boxed delicacies as my Parisian bag could hold, because nothing could be fresher than these products so close to the source.

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Mont d’Or Chaud

The French know how to add an elegant touch to everything, and melted French cheese is no exception! Mont d’Or chaud is less well known outside the country than its cheesy Alpine relatives, such as […]

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Recipe of the Month: Pain d’Epices

French pain d’épices often gets mistranslated into English as gingerbread, but beyond both being heavily spiced, sweet quick breads, the two cakes bear little resemblance to one another. While the flavor of American gingerbread is […]

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