Gastronomy

5 Favourite Foods of Nice

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Gastronomy
5 Favourite Foods of Nice

Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France, nestled by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Greeks long ago, it has changed hands many times—for centuries it was part of the Duchy of Savoy, then part of France, then part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in Italy, before finally […]

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Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Normandy, Wine and Drinks
Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Calvados is both a place and a drink. It is a department that lies in the heart of Normandy and includes amongst its many jewels the pretty harbour town of Honfleur, swanky Deauville, and the port town of Caen, capital of Calvados as well as William the conqueror’s last home town. This area is known […]

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Recipe for Chicken with Calvados

Written by on August 28, 2018 in Main Courses
Recipe for Chicken with Calvados

Calvados, the apple brandy eau de vie produced in Calvados, Normandy is not just great as an aperitif, digestif and in cocktails – but also for cooking! Ingredients for 4 people 4 chicken breasts 4 apples to cook 4 small turnips (Golden balls are good) (optional) 1 quince (if you can’t get hold of one […]

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The inspirational Grand Épicerie Rive Droite Paris

Written by on August 24, 2018 in Gastronomy
The inspirational Grand Épicerie Rive Droite Paris

The Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Droite (right bank) is the gourmet food store emporium of the Bon Marché department store. Think Harrods food store with French je ne sais quoi! It opened in 2017 and has quickly built up a reputation for being one of the most delicious food stores in Paris. You’ll find […]

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Recipe for French Cupcakes with Calvados

Written by on August 21, 2018 in Desserts
Recipe for French Cupcakes with Calvados

You might not think of Calvados as an ingredient for dessert but it’s perfect with this lovely recipe for sweet little cupcakes! Ingredients for 4 people 2 eggs 100 g of sugar 120 g of flour 5 g of baking powder 120 g of melted butter 100 g of white chocolate 1 apple type reinette […]

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The secrets of Bouillabaisse famous French fish soup

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Gastronomy
The secrets of Bouillabaisse famous French fish soup

Just how do you make a real bouillabaise and how did this famous fish dish get its name? Keith Van Sickle, author of Life in Provence, finds out The legend of Bouillabaisse My wife and I live part of the year in St.-Rémy-de-Provence. We love bouillabaisse, that magical dish that seems to capture the spirit […]

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Extra-cheesy cheese puffs Gruyère-Parmesan Gougères

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Starters
Extra-cheesy cheese puffs Gruyère-Parmesan Gougères

Gougères are extremely satisfying to make—not to mention eat! I never tire of watching the dense, silky dollops of batter inflate into crispy balloons of cheesy pastry through the oven window. We’ve decided to push the cheesiness to the max here. An extra sprinkle of gruyère and parmesan adds extra cheese flavor and textural dimension. […]

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Does the World’s Best Chocolate come from France?

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Gastronomy
Does the World’s Best Chocolate come from France?

  From the small French town of Voiron, near Grenoble, comes some of the best chocolate in the world. No less than the New York Times has called Chocolat Bonnat, “The best chocolate we had ever eaten.” Chocolat Bonnat Why is it so good? To begin with, Chocolat Bonnat has had a long time to […]

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How to make French Financiers cake

Written by on July 10, 2018 in Desserts
How to make French Financiers cake

Financiers are an excellent handheld after-school snack. Essentially a tea cake made with a touch of almond meal, these are a little more substantial than madeleines. They come in various shapes, including rectangles and ovals, and here we’re using a mini muffin pan because they’re easy to find and many people have them in the […]

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South of France Summer salsa recipe with prawns

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Starters
South of France Summer salsa recipe with prawns

This delicious recipe is from La de Villa Mazamet in the south of France where the summers are long and hot and chefs love to create recipes that are perfect for sunshine days… Ingredient for 8 people 2 limes – juice and zest 1 large medium-ripe avocado – finely diced 1 large red bell pepper […]

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