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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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Tartare of Oysters Tartine

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Starters
Tartare of Oysters Tartine

A delicious oyster recipe for lovers of this salty shellfish A recipe from Mireille Guiliano, author of numerous books including French Women Don’t Get Fat and The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook “I recently concocted this after trying it first at l’Huitrade in Paris: a tartare of oysters on a tartine. Very clever… and […]

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Exquisite and Affordable Dining at Peninsula Hotel Paris

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Exquisite and Affordable Dining at Peninsula Hotel Paris

You, like me, might think that the 5 star Peninsula hotel in Paris, one of the most elegant and most expensive places to stay in the city, is beyond your budget. Since it opened in 2014 it’s been on the list of top ten hotels in the world according to those who know (think CNN, […]

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Fabulous French Cakes Damien Vetault, Angers France

Written by on September 10, 2015 in Celebrity Chefs
Fabulous French Cakes Damien Vetault, Angers France

Just a 90-min TGV ride from Paris is the city of Angers, France. A lively medieval town with the river Maine running through it, Angers is also home to Damien Vétault, a very talented pâtissier, a maker of cakes and pastries extraordinaire… Fabulous French Cakes – you won’t look back in Angers As you approach […]

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Where to Find the best baguette in Paris

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy, Paris
Where to Find the best baguette in Paris

You might think it is impossible to know which boulangerie produces the best baguette in Paris. Luckily though, there is a contest each year, a competition to find the best baguette maker in the city… La Meilleure Baguette de Paris is judged by 15 specialists – pastry chefs, bakers and past contest winners. In a […]

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