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Travel Guide to Cognac

Travel Guide to Cognac

Just like the Dordogne in France this region was unknown to me. I knew of Cognac, bien sur, but just thought it was that fabulous drink folks swirled and sipped. Like a lot of things in France though, the drink is named after the region…

Almond Fruit Tarts

Almond Fruit Tarts

These fruit tarts are as beautiful as they are tasty. Inside a crisp melt in your mouth tart crust is a soft almond cake dotted with fruit. On top, a swirl of jam and lots of fresh berries. These are different from your typical fruit…

The History of the Croissant

The History of the Croissant

The impact that Marie Antoinette had on France is astounding. And we can add one more, quite surprising, thing to the list: croissants. While these delicious treats have become a daily staple and international symbol for France, croissants- and all of the wonderful viennoiseries we attribute…

Bunny Croissants for Easter

Bunny Croissants for Easter

I made these six years ago for Francois using leftover croissant dough, a bit of luck, and a touch of creativity. My oven was the size of a microwave and the door didn’t stay shut. But, they worked and I think I stole Francois’ heart…

Best Cookware Shops in Paris & What to Buy in Each

Best Cookware Shops in Paris & What to Buy in Each

With Paris opening up and trips being planned, I want to put these cookware shops on your list as places to shop for baking and cooking equipment in Paris! Every trip I make to Paris I go to the same area- the 2nd arrondissement (see…

Bergamot Curd Tart

Bergamot Curd Tart

This time of year we are all about citrus! When I moved to France, I started going to the farmer’s markets on a regular basis and it’s become a fantastic way to keep up with the changing of the seasons. This past weekend… at one…


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