French Cuisine

How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Written by on December 5, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Starters
How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Here’s how to give your table real Christmas wow factor with a French cheese wreath… French cheese wreath – fromage and flair This is not a recipe as such, it is more of an assembly job, but it is fun, festive and a little frivolous. It’s easy to do and looks fabulous in the centre […]

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10 Fab Places To Eat Out On The Opal Coast

Written by on July 16, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
10 Fab Places To Eat Out On The Opal Coast

The hauts de France in the far north is not known for its haut cuisine but for foodies who love fresh fish, tasty steak frites, robust stews and stinky cheeses that bite back, fabulous bread and cakes, savoury tarts and sugary treats, there are plenty of gastronomic opportunities. There are several Michelin star restaurants in […]

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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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Romantic French Menu

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Desserts, French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Main Courses, Starters
Romantic French Menu

A classic romantic French menu that anyone can make anywhere. Lay a red and white check tablecloth, a few flowers in a small vase or glass jar (moderation in flowers is very French), chill a bottle of white, pop a bottle of Champagne, let the red wine breathe. Play a little bit of French music, and […]

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Oysters, the French Obsession

Written by on August 5, 2015 in French Cuisine
Oysters, the French Obsession

France is the No. 1 consumer and exporter of oysters in Europe producing 150,000 tonnes every year. King Henri IV (1553-1610) was said to eat 300 of them at a time, his grandson Louis XIV had them delivered fresh daily to Versailles or wherever he was and was known to eat six dozen at a […]

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The Biggest Strawberry Tart in the world!

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Festivals and Carnivals, French Cuisine, Limousin
The Biggest Strawberry Tart in the world!

In France, strawberries are adored – in fact they even claim to be responsible for the popularity of the delicious red fruit! The common woodland strawberry was known in Roman times and grown in Europe since early days but it was much later that the sweet red strawberry will know today was cultivated. In France […]

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Perfect French Crepe Recipe

Written by on February 2, 2015 in French Cuisine
Perfect French Crepe Recipe

How to make French pancakes at home, the perfect French crepe recipe… Pancakes are not a new invention, historians think they were being made at least as far back as 7000 BC in a similar form to how we make them today. They can be eaten hot or cold, sweet or savoury,  as a main course, […]

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Brasserie Georges Lyon | A Literary Feast

Written by on November 28, 2014 in French Cuisine, Rhône Alpes
Brasserie Georges Lyon | A Literary Feast

A few blocks from Vieux Lyon, with its impressively large district of renaissance architecture in France, Brasserie Georges seems to have changed little since its foundation in 1836 by Georges Hoffer, a Strasbourg brewer. Liza Perrat visits a historic restaurant which has hosted the gliterrati of the literary world for almost two centuries… I can […]

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Opera Cake History and French Flair

Written by on October 6, 2014 in French Cuisine
Opera Cake History and French Flair

There are many great French cakes but for connoisseurs, the cake known as Opera represents a taste of France at its most sophisticated and delicious. Opera Cake History The creation of the cake goes back to 1955 when great French pastry chef Cyriaque Gavillon worked at the legendary Dalloyau shop in Paris. Dalloyau have been […]

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Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

In Offin, in the Seven Valleys, Pas de Calais tucked down one of the side streets of this tranquil little village is an extraordinary secret. There are no shops or bars and not many signs of life except on a Sunday, when the auberge of a local vegetable grower opens for lunch… Offin is about […]

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