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Moist Banana Chestnut Loaf

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When banana loaf could be a French cake. Ramblings on chestnut flour and cakes - and a recipe!
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Relais Desserts Yule Log Presentation, Paris 2017

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20 top pastry chefs from this elite group show us their new French Buche Christmas cake creations.
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Raspberry Clafoutis with Lemon Verbena

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A delicious twist to the classic French clafoutis recipe using raspberries and a lemony touch of verbena - it's gluten free too!
best bakeries in Lyon
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Lyon's Best Patisseries, Chocolates & Macarons

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A selection of the finest bakeries for the sweet-toothed in France's gastronomic capital.
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Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

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Make the most of tomato season and the last of the summer with a this fun apéritif. You'll love them!
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Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

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Avoid the summer crowds around Sacré-Coeur and head to this peaceful haven for a drink or snack, now refurbished to welcome you!
Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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A sweet, classic gluten free chocolate cake recipe that's perfect for birthdays or any occasion - guest post from Chef Jason Galletti, Melbourne.
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Best Pastries Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

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My guide to the best pastry & chocolate shops plus tearooms all in 3 blocks near the Eiffel Tower!
mini rhubarb crumbles
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Mini Rhubarb Crumbles

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An easy dessert made in advance: rhubarb rose compote, crunchy oat crumble & a light white chocolate mousse. Just top with a macaron!
Saint-honoré Paris Mandarin
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Saint Honoré Paris: A Pastry Party and a New Healthy Menu

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The best tribute to Saint Honoré plus a new detox menu, l'Honoré by Thierry Marx at the Mandarin Oriental Paris
Corsican Brocciu Lasagne
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Corsican Brocciu Lasagne

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An easy version of the classic dish of Cannelloni au Brocciu, with a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
pistachio ice cream Il Gelato del Marchese
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Lebey 2017 Paris: New Gastronomic Sensations

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Culinary discoveries at the annual Lebey Oscars of French gastronomy in Paris.
passion fruit mango creams
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Passion Fruit Mango Creams

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A healthy, easy no-bake fruity dessert that goes so well with Easter chocolate!
potato gratin savoyard
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Potato Gratin Savoyard

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A simple family recipe for potato gratin, a lighter version of a Gratin Dauphinois with no cream and just as delicious.
chocolate ginger passion cake
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Chocolate Ginger Passion Cake

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Say it with chocolate cake for any occasion - with ginger, passion fruit and top with macarons!
mojito snaps
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Brandy Snaps - Mojito Style!

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Retro brandy snaps given a lime, mint and rum twist to make Mojito Snaps - something rather adult for Mother's Day

October Feast of Recipes & Articles

cheese spring onion rosemary scones
Alsacian French Apple Tart Recipe
Creamy warm rice pudding recipe using green tea
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Paris Gourmet Chocolate Museum - Choco Story

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A sample taste of chocolate history and how it's made: great for the kids!
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20th Salon du Chocolat Paris

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How could you resist? Week 2 of the French mid-term school holidays…
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Lake view from the top terrace of the Jardins du Leman restaurant Yvoire
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A Lazy Gourmet Visit to Yvoire - one of France's Prettiest Villages

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Summer this year was all pretty much last-minute.  On return…
Red Onion and Goat Cheese Chèvre Tarte Tatin
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Red Onion Chevre Tatin

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An easy savoury twist to the French classic with caramelised onions and goats' cheese.
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France's Smallest River, Watercress Beds and Soup

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A recipe for watercress soup and a visit to the watercress beds during harvesting in Normandy.
Spot the odd one out next to Jack Be Little?
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A Fruity Weekend at the King's Vegetable Garden in Versailles

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I lost the plot this weekend. Blame it on the persisting torrents…
Mushroom-cappuccino with savoury macarons
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Cremini Mushroom Cappuccino with Mini Macarons

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Just look at this tray of healthy looking cremini mushrooms from…
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Renoir was looking down on that balcony