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French Almond Cake | Pain de gênes

Pain de Genes, AKA Genoa bread (though it isn’t at all bread like), or French almond cake, is a delicious classic. No one knows exactly …

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Step by step guide to making pain au chocolat

Golden, buttery, slightly sweet, slightly salty, flaky and chocolatey. No one makes pain au chocolate quite like the French. In the southwest of France they’re …

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Carbonade Flamande rustic French beef stew

In my part of the far north of France, the Flemish influence is strong. You’ll spot it in the architecture in towns like Saint-Omer and …

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The grandmother of all healing garlic soup recipes

In northern France, every family has their own version of garlic soup. Handed down through the generations, the recipe is one that is often made …

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French frangipane tart recipe

Frangipane is deliciously rich and sweet and features in many cakes. Legend has it that the recipe was given by Count Cesar Frangipani as a …

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Recipe for Rouille | A taste of Provence

Rouille is a rust coloured sauce that’s a speciality of Provence, a bit like a spicy mayonnaise. Every family and cook has their own favourite …

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Recipe for Bourride | Fish soup of Provence

Of all the fish soups I make, I love this recipe for bourride the best because it’s simple and quick to make. You can use …

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Tarte a l’Oignon | French Onion tart recipe

This is a very simple pie to make, especially if you use ready-made pastry like I do! It’s great for snacks, lunch, as a starter …

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The best online wine store in Europe

How wine loving friends created the best online wine store in Europe Since 2015 8 Wines have been delivering wines from around the world – …

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Decadent recipe for brown sugar French toast

French toast, known as French pain perdu in France, is one of the easiest to make, cheapest dessert dishes there is. And yet, it’s utterly …

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