Celebrity Chefs

Magnificent Michelin starred La Grenouillère restaurant, Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Nord-Pas de Calais
Magnificent Michelin starred La Grenouillère restaurant, Montreuil-sur-Mer

As you approach the little village of La Madeleine-sous-Montreuil from the historic hill top town of Montreuil-sur-Mer you can’t help but feel the stress and strife of life simply slip away as the landscape changes from cobbled medieval town to stunning bucolic countryside. A ravishing little hotel and an internationally famous restaurant In the heart […]

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How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

Written by on October 3, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Desserts, Gastronomy
How to make chocolate macarons by Pierre Hermé

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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Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Aquitaine, Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy
Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron. The flowers must be individually handpicked in the autumn when fully open. Fortunately, only a little needs to be added to a dish […]

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French and Parfait – how to cook perfect French style!

Written by on June 13, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy
French and Parfait – how to cook perfect French style!

Cecile Delarue is a cook, journalist, blogger and author and blogger at ‘French and Parfait’ where she takes as a fun and tongue in cheek look at French cuisine and life. Cecile says “French women are just the best. That’s how we’re born. Parfaites!  We don’t get fat, we never sleep alone AND our kids […]

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Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Chef Spencer Richards from the UK spent years taking holidays in Normandy with this family. He loved the culture and the history and especially the fabulous gastronomy of the northern French region. Eventually he couldn’t resist the lure of Normandy any more. He moved to St Hilaire Du Harcouet, Manche, and set up Normandy Cooking […]

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Where To Eat In Paris

Written by on August 15, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy, Paris
Where To Eat In Paris

80,000 rooms, 14,000 restaurants, 84 of them with Michelin Star status – Paris is a delicious place to take a gourmet break, a wine and dine wonderland… If you’re a lover of French cuisine, and let’s face it, most of us are, then Paris is the perfect city to indulge yourself. From traditional brasseries to […]

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Sea Bream in Garlic Bouillon by Gerald Passedat

Written by on July 11, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Main Courses
Sea Bream in Garlic Bouillon by Gerald Passedat

SEA BREAM IN A GARLIC BOUILLON by Gérald Passédat, 3 Michelin star chef and undeniable King of Mediterranean cuisine. This dish may look simple to make but there’s nothing simple about the taste – it’s utterly delicious and guaranteed to impress. Serves 4 | Preparation time: 2 hours | Cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes Ingredients […]

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Gluten Free France | Cookery Courses And Hotel In Provence

Written by on April 11, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, French Cuisine, Provence-Alpes
Gluten Free France | Cookery Courses And Hotel In Provence

France is the land of baguettes, croissants, cakes and pastries, it’s certainly not known for its gluten free approach to gastronomy. Indeed it is as difficult to find a doctor who will test for intolerance as it is to find a restaurant that caters to those who need to avoid gluten. But that is all […]

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Top Chefs in Paris France

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy, Paris
Top Chefs in Paris France

Gastronomy is an essential component of French culture, history and society, so much so that it was declared an “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO in 2010. French cuisine is officially amongst humanity’s most cherished cultural treasures. During the French Revolution, aristocrats fled from France leaving their chefs jobless and with the gem of an idea […]

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Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

When I was invited to dinner at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris in January 2016, I noticed that the legendary chef of the restaurant, Alain Ducasse, had a twinkle in his eye. It wasn’t due to any mischievousness but because he already knew that he was about to be awarded his third Michelin Star […]

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