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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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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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Ficelles à la mimolette | cheesy baguette recipe

Cheese flavoured baguettes – what could be better?!  A ficelle is a long thing baguette and these are perfect with aperitifs, cocktails, for a snack, …

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Tempting tarte de Soleil recipe

This tarte de Soleil recipe is one of the easiest snack, apero, party food dishes there is if you buy ready-made puff pastry that is! …

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How to make French fougasse bread

Fougasse is a flat bread from Provence in the south of France though it has its origins in the days of ancient Rome. French bakers …

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Scrambled eggs and truffles recipe from Touraine

Brouillade aux truffes de Touraine or in English, very posh scrambled eggs with truffles: a mouth-wateringly delicious recipe from Chef Nicolas Gaulandeau of the Chateau …

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Recipe for Goat cheese toasted sandwich French style!

Goats cheese and honey are the perfect taste combination. Pop them between two slices of bread and toast them and you have a quick, easy …

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Recipe for barbecued beetroot and beet slaw with hazelnuts

This is a really easy, really tasty and fresh way to serve beetroot with style. I learned this recipe in the French Alps, at the …

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Caramel dipped cherry tomatoes – aperitif food

This preparation of cherry tomatoes is a firm favourite for sunny day aperitifs. It’s very easy to make and adds a little je ne sais …

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Roquefort butter and walnuts French canape recipe

Roquefort butter (Roquefort beurre in French) is really easy to make and utterly delicious. You don’t have to add walnuts but they do give a …

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