Culinary Discoveries & Travels on Le Blog

10 reasons to visit HonfleurJill Colonna

10 Reasons to Visit Honfleur, Normandy

What to see and do in this romantic French town and what makes it such a popular getaway - only 2 hours drive from Paris
Poire Belle HeleneJill Colonna

Poire Belle Helene - A Musical Story

When music and dessert are pair-fect partners: this classic Parisian dessert was created by a famous French chef, inspired by a French soprano's voice singing Offenbach in Paris
sticky toffee apple puddingJill Colonna

Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding

Up close with the most lush, dark, comfort-food classic dessert with apple - seeing blurry? Looking for a spoon? You may have sticky toffee pudding syndrome. Quick and check out the solutions...
Hottest Paris Food Tour #parisfoodtour #paristravel

The Hottest Paris Food Tour

A great introduction to traditional French foods for your trip to Paris, enjoyed in relaxed restaurant settings in the lovely Marais.
Melting Meringue SnowballsJill Colonna @Mad About Macarons

Melting Meringue Snowballs

French meringues generously filled with hazelnut praline, lemon jelly, vanilla cream and candied chestnut for a light, festive dessert that's just waiting for you to 'throw' a party!
Bourdaloue Pear TartJill Colonna

Bourdaloue Pear Tart - a Parisian Classic

Found in many patisseries at this time of year, this tart has been glazing around Paris since the 1900s when it was invented in Rue Bourdaloue.
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Renoir Tour: Chatou - Carrieres-sur-Seine

Venture out of Paris for an afternoon on one of the four Impressionist's walks in les Yvelines, only 10km west of the city and discover some surprises!
Top 10 Halloween Macaron IdeasJill Colonna

Top 10 Halloween Macaron Ideas

Are you trick or treat? No matter 'witch' one, find your ideal macarons to party as Mad About Macarons celebrates its 10th reprint on its 8th birthday! Thank YOU for all your support and joining the fun.
Denise Acabo A l'Etoile d'Or Paris chocolateJill Colonna

Paris Chocolate Star Denise Acabo - A l'Etoile d'Or

Ready for a healthy dose of contagiously cheerful chocolate-induced endorphins? Meet the golden star of chocolate in Pigalle.
dark chocolate mousseJill Colonna

Lightest Dark Chocolate Mousse

A light and intensely bittersweet French dark chocolate mousse for serious chocolate lovers - with no cream!
Black sesame ice creamJill Colonna

Black Sesame Ice Cream

A taste of a delicious Japanese summer in Paris with this special ice cream. If you love peanut butter, you'll adore this - and much healthier too. Serve with macarons for that extra touch.
Teatime in JapanJill Colonna

Teatime in Japan

Join our discovery of traditional sweet treats (wagashi), ice creams and a traditional tea ceremony learning some Japanese culture along the way
Carol Gillott Champagne Patisserie Salon ParisJill Colonna

Champagne and Patisserie Salon - Paris 2018

The most arty, bubbly and deliciously sweet Parisian event with watercolour artist, Carol Gillott
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Perfect Porridge Hamlyns Giveaway

How do you like YOUR porridge? Tell us before midnight 16 July 2018 and you could win one of three prizes from Hamlyns of Scotland.
Asparagus ClafoutisJill Colonna

Asparagus Clafoutis with Parmesan Sauce

An elegant yet simple summery starter or supper. Serve with crusty French baguette to mop up the silky cheese sauce or serve with lemon
French gourmet meal delivery near Paris

Monsieur Fine Bouche: French Gourmet Meal Delivery near Paris

Homemade top quality menus delivered to perfection in just 40 mins from Chatou to St Germain-en-Laye. Get €10 off your 1st order!

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