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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.
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Lightest Dark French Chocolate Mousse

A light and intensely bittersweet French dark chocolate mousse for serious chocolate lovers - with no cream!
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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.
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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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Almond Lemon Easter Cake

Celebrate spring with this moist cake infused with tart lemon syrup and decorated with macarons, edible flowers and French mendiants.
Macaron Day Paris 2018

Macaron Day Paris 2018 - Plan your Visit!

Same date, same Parisian boutiques for 2019, run by the chefs of Relais Desserts - this time in aid of Zazakely Sambatra to help encourage learning and skills to the youth of Madagascar.
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Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris - Valentine's Creation

See how this unique hibiscus, Earl Grey tea and pink Champagne chocolate flower by Baisers Sucrés was created in the heart of Paris's 10th for St Valentine's
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Curried Cauliflower Soup with Seared Scallops - and a Flooded Seine

Sunken scallops in a French-style curried soup to celebrate Montmartre's scallop festival & the annual Burgundy wine festival.
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Another Year and Even More Mad About Macarons!

Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy New Year with macarons and a festive spirit from Scotland to France!
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Putting on The Ritz - Paris Teatime

For the ultimate luxury Parisian afternoon, head to the Proust room for a French Afternoon Tea and experience the author's famous Madeleines by his favourite fireplace.
Essential Baking Equipment - Terraillon Review

Essential Baking Utensils: Terraillon Review

Clever sets of compact, quality tools for the successful home baker who needs as much space in the kitchen to just bake.
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Relais Desserts Yule Log Presentation, Paris 2017

20 top pastry chefs from this elite group show us their French Christmas cake creations (Bûches de Noël).
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Lyon's Best Patisseries, Chocolates & Macarons

A selection of the finest bakeries for the sweet-toothed in France's gastronomic capital.
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Best Value Gourmet Lyon in 3 Days

A taste of Lyon's bistros & traditional bouchons in France's gastronomic capital.

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