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Chocolate Buche de Noel

Chocolate was introduced to France in 1615. When Anne of Austria arrived to marry Louis XIII, she brought with her a taste of home, chocolate. …

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Guide to French wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

The tradition of Thanksgiving in both America and Canada is linked to the early British and French settlers who journeyed to the  Northern American continent. …

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Recipe for savoury Pumpkin souffle

We love this recipe  for pumpkin soufflé from chef Nicolas Gaulandeau at Le Jardin Secret at the fairy tale looking Château du Rivau in the …

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Recipe for oranais apricot French pastries

Oranais are a French pastry with apricots and crème patisserie. They’re popular in France as snacks and even for breakfast. Easy to make, fruity and …

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Foolproof, super simple Tarte Tatin recipe

I am  a stickler for the surface area to volume ratio: the smaller the surface area of something you cook, the better the taste. A …

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Guide to the wines of the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is famous for its castles, formidable witnesses to the history of France. The Loire river from which the region takes its name, …

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Halloween crepes

Crepes, or pancakes in English, are perfect for Halloween. Super easy to make and decorate and very versatile! Halloween isn’t such a big deal in …

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Pumpkin and mussel soup, a recipe from Touraine, Loire Valley

It might seem unlikely, but mussels and pumpkin are a great pairing! In Touraine, in the Loire Valley, great gastronomy is treasured and this fabulous …

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Plain Easy to make French Baguette

2 cups warm water 1 1/2 packages dry yeast 4 1/2 cups plain white flour or a bit more if needed 2 teaspoons sea salt …

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Delicious French Sweet Pumpkin Pie Recipe

One of the earliest recipes for pumpkin pie was published in a French cookbook in the 17th century. Even the word pumpkin is said to …

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