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Piment despelette chips on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: What’s with all the weird French chip flavours?

Without a doubt, some of the most popular photos on my Instagram when I travel to France are of the different flavoured chips (crisps) I sample. Chips? You ask. Seriously! People seem fascinated with all the interesting flavours.  I’m not a big chip eater here in Canada – they are the sort of things that […]

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French Fridays: Macarons de Saint-Emilion

The village of St Emilion in the Gironde department in Aquitaine is perhaps best associated with wine but did you know it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Criterion (iii): The Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion is an outstanding example of an historic vineyard landscape that has survived intact and in activity to the present day. Criterion […]

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French Fridays: How to order coffee in France

Ok, so you’ve navigated the boulangerie, you have your croissants, pains au chocolat and baguette. Whew! Time to sit down and congratulate yourself and plan your day. And if you’re in France, that can surely be done on one of those inviting looking café terraces, over a coffee, right? Sure but do you know how […]

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Epiphany and the galette des rois tradition

It’s January 6th, the feast of Epiphany, celebrating the arrival in Bethlehem of the Three Kings to the visit to the baby Jesus. The Kings give their name to the pastry treat that is widely eaten in France to celebrate this day – la Galette des Rois or King Cake.  I was first introduced to […]

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French Fridays: Joyeux Noël

We’re in France this year, celebrating Christmas and New Year in our newly-renovated house that we’re operating as a vacation rental property. It’s an absolute pleasure being here this year because this time last year, it was in a very different state than it is now.  Without going into the (many) details, I’ll just say […]

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French Fridays: A la boulangerie

We’ve just arrived in France and after stocking up on all the essentials to drink, one of our first stops always has to be the boulangerie. In terms of great food experiences in France, the bakeries/ pâtisseries certainly rank right up there with eating in restaurants in my book. In fact, in some ways, a […]

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