Celebrity Chefs

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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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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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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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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