Gastronomy

3 luxury restaurants for an indulgent dinner in Paris

Written by on April 23, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
3 luxury restaurants for an indulgent dinner in Paris

There are thousands of restaurants in Paris and choosing where to go for dinner when you’re only in the city for a short while can be a challenge. Long term American expat in Paris., writer and foodie Barbara Paquet-James reveals where Parisians go when they want to indulge in a luxurious dinner in the city… […]

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Tomates à la Provençale | Provencal Tomatoes recipe

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Starters
Tomates à la Provençale | Provencal Tomatoes recipe

The perfect side dish for a barbecue, these roasted tomatoes from Provence call for a glass of chilled rosé and some delicious grilled meat or fish. They also use herbs that are classic in southern France, and often called herbes de Provence in France. Prep time: 5 minutes • Cook time: 20 minutes • Serves 4 […]

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American craft beer finds favour in Paris

Written by on April 19, 2018 in Wine and Drinks
American craft beer finds favour in Paris

An elegant interior of marble fireplaces, ceiling high, gilt-edged mirrors, crystal chandeliers and ornate furniture formed an unlikely backdrop for a beer and food matching dinner with a twist.  This was no ordinary setting and no ordinary dinner!  The Brewers Association, a not-for-proft trade body representing small and independent American craft brewers, was the guest […]

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La Couronne | the restaurant in Rouen, Normandy that inspired Julia Child

Written by on April 18, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Normandy
La Couronne | the restaurant in Rouen, Normandy that inspired Julia Child

The Norman city of Rouen is brimming with historical gems. Located just a 90-mile drive northwest of Paris, Rouen is perhaps best known for its 4th-century Gothic cathedral that so inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet. In addition to its architecture, Rouen has a reputation as a great center for the literary arts. Authors Gustave Flaubert […]

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Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Written by on April 17, 2018 in Starters
Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Few would argue that there’s anything more satisfying than a bowl of comforting home-made soup. In France, soups are king and relished year round. If lunch was hot and heavy there’s nothing like a velvety potage come evening. In fact, On va souper? means, “Shall we have dinner?” in French. At bistro sensation L’Ami Jean […]

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Where to enjoy a luxurious lunch in Paris

Written by on April 12, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Where to enjoy a luxurious lunch in Paris

Paris is indisputably one of the best food cities in the world. Its marvelous markets and shops touting eye-popping drool-inducing produce, pastries, chocolates and more, are fodder for thousands of food blogs, and there are enough neo bistros and restaurants to keep food reviewers busy for a lifetime just revisiting old chomping grounds. Writer, foodie […]

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Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

Written by on April 8, 2018 in Desserts
Recipe for Tarte aux fraises – Strawberry and cream pie

Cecile de la Rue, author of Voila! A French Cookbook shares her absolutely scrumptious strawberry and cream pie recipe. It’s very easy to make and very more-ish! Cecile says “Fresh strawberries over whipped cream and the best crust ever. I love making this dessert on the spot, right before serving it—just prepare the crust, whip […]

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Destination Gastronomique Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Written by on March 28, 2018 in Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
Destination Gastronomique Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Montreuil-sur-Mer sits atop a hill, encircled by ancient ramparts in a little corner of Pas de Calais, Hauts de France. Its medieval buildings and cobble stone streets have long attracted tourists including Laurence Sterne whilst writing his famous book “A Sentimental Journey”, Napoleon Bonaparte and the town’s favourite – Victor Hugo. The famous French playwright […]

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5 Places to stop off for fish and chips near Calais

Written by on March 17, 2018 in Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
5 Places to stop off for fish and chips near Calais

Discover 5 great places to indulge in fish and chips near Calais. Enjoy an authentic seaside supper on the Opal Coast – the perfect pit stop on your way home or to your holiday via Calais. This part of France is often overlooked by those rushing to the south but savvy travellers will make time […]

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White Chocolate Mousse recipe with a hint of orange

Written by on March 6, 2018 in Desserts
White Chocolate Mousse recipe with a hint of orange

Indulge in this delicious chocolate-orange desert, silky-smooth, lusciously decadent and oh-so easy to make! Ingredients for 3 220g (1 cup) white chocolate 250ml cream Zest of 1 orange plus orange for segments 2 egg yolks 25ml orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec) 50g (1/4 cup) dark chocolate, to grate as garnish […]

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