Culinary Discoveries & Travels on Le Blog

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Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

Escape the tourist crowds around Sacré Coeur and enjoy a snack in this hidden haven, with a view of Renoir's legendary swing and the oldest house in Montmartre.
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Best Pastries Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

My self-guided tour to the best pastry & chocolate shops plus tearooms all in 3 blocks near the Eiffel Tower.
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Saint Honoré Paris: Mandarin Oriental Hotel

A gourmet tribute to Saint Honoré, the patron saint of bakers, on 16 May: Legendary Chef, Thierry Marx shows us how it's done.
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Annual Lebey Awards Paris: New Gastronomic Sensations

Culinary discoveries at the annual Lebey Oscars of French gastronomy in Paris.
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Macaron Digital Kitchen Scales - Weight vs Volume

Why it's essential to use digital kitchen scales for consistently successful baking results plus my macaron scale review by Terraillon measuring experts
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Corsican Veal Stew with Red Peppers

A warming easy casserole that's even better reheated next day and fabulous served with pasta (plus glass of red!).
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Christmas Macaron Tree & New Email Alert Service!

You can now sign up for the new email alert service!
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Jean-Paul Hévin: New French Touch Chocolate Collection 2016-2017

Thank Hévin for chocolate! Jean-Paul Hévin demonstrates stylish…
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Pascal Caffet's New Festive Pastry Collection on Praline

Discover the new festive pastry collection for 2016-2017, all around praline!
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Angelina's New Yule Log & Festive Collection 2016

Angelina's new yule log for Christmas this year will certainly…
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Christophe Roussel Pastry Competition: La Baule 2016

The exceptional annual amateur pastry competition of Christophe Roussel, La Baule.

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Chocolate Pastry Tour

Just 20 mins outside Paris, create your own sweet gourmet DIY walk with my favourite local haunts in this royal 'Mini Paris'
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Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Paris Day Trips

Want to do something different and avoid the tourist crowds in Paris? Come to my Mini Paris: a royal town filled with history and a farmers' market 3x a week
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Monkfish French Brittany Stew - Lotte à l'armoricaine

A deliciously easy French classic that's perfect if you have a lotte ... of entertaining - or just good, meaty fish! Works well with cod too.
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Luxury Italian Ice Cream by Il Gelato Del Marchese Paris

Tasting the best luxury Italian ice cream in Paris, hidden in Saint Germain-des-Prés.
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Paris Tuileries Gardens: Summer Amusements and a New Terrace Café

Come for a stroll at the annual summer fair in Paris's Tuileries from June to August.

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