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How to Make a Giant Paris-Brest Choux (Eclair) Christmas Pastry Ring

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This Christmas pastry ring sums me up just now: I'm going around…
Paris maps in watercolour by artist Carol Gillott

Paris Breakfasts Gourmet Paris Maps in Watercolour

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Carol Gillott is an American artist who has been living in Paris…
Yule logs buches de noel Christmas 2015 from La patisserie des reves

Festive Paris Magic at the Patisserie des Rêves – 2015 Yule Logs

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A touch of Christmas magic arrived in Paris this week with a…
Lunch vegan afternoon teatime Shangri-La Palace Paris

A Perfect Lunch, Vegan Teatime & History of the Shangri-La Palace, Paris

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Step inside the Iena Palace in Paris for a spot of history and a gourmet vegan's paradise.
Pumpkin sage mushroom and chestnut tart recipe

Teatime in Paris at Angelina - New Autumn-Winter Patisserie Collection 2015-2016

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As the clocks moved to winter mode last week, it also signalled…
Creamy warm rice pudding recipe using green tea

A Fragrant Rice Tea Pudding Recipe with Little Bear from Theodor Paris

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The first Autumn chill hit the Paris air last week. Suddenly…
Chapon Paris Chocolate Mousse Recipe pure cacao

Pure 100% Cacao Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Patrice Chapon

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How many chocolate storefronts do you know resemble dark chocolate?…
Autumn leaved vines in Montmartre, Paris

Wine Festival Montmartre Paris 7-11 October 2015

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While the arrival of Autumn is reminding us of its gradual presence in…
choux chantilly patisserie des reves

Latest Chantilly Choux and Pastries from La Pâtisserie des Rêves

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You know me by now, I'm sure. I have a little twitching condition…
Eye Prefer Paris postcards

Eye Prefer Paris Postcards

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Last week photographer Richard Nahem launched his Eye Prefer…
Fougasse bread at Lavender and Lovage

Lavender & Lovage New Cookery School, SW France

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A taste of the most relaxing and fun cookery school in Poitou-Charentes with Karen Burns-Booth
best orangettes Paris

Discovering the Best Orangettes, Rue de Miromesnil Paris

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"Do you like orangettes?" My friend, Francis was grinning, almost…
Saint Honore pastry Teatime in Paris Walking Tour

The Teatime in Paris Pastry Walking Tour!

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It's great to be back in Paris and settle into a good old routine!…
French medieval town of Chinon Loire France

A Loire Break in Chinon at the Hotel Diderot

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What to do in Chinon using the Hotel Diderot as a base in France's Loire Valley.
Horse-drawn carriage in Paraty Brazil

Weekends Outside Rio de Janeiro: Paraty and Buzios Brazil

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Planning a holiday to Brazil? Discover two amazing towns near Rio.

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