Category Archives: Paris

Decadent French desserts

They taunt you from behind shop windows. They dare you to step inside and have a closer look, knowing full well that you won’t be able to resist their charms when you see them in their full glory. They are … Continue reading

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Parisian market cooking

As five strangers stand huddled against the wind and rain outside a metro stop on a chilly evening in Montmartre, the chef asks that all important question: “What do you want to make for dinner?” Awkward silence, as no one … Continue reading

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Macaron madness

If you breathe too deeply, your macaron will collapse. If it is raining outside, it will crack. If an extra drop of water lands in the mixing bowl, it will never rise. Macarons can smell your fear and they punish … Continue reading

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Baking croissants and assorted other pastries

You always hear about how much butter goes into a croissant but it wasn’t until seeing it in action that it truly registered. It is an astounding amount. However, properly made and freshly baked croissants are also one of the … Continue reading

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A Paris picnic and baking baguettes

Ironically, my first night in Paris was also the first time on my five week culinary sojourn that I actually had a chance to go out to the market and stock up on groceries! My sweet little apartment in Montmartre … Continue reading

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