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Context Paris: The Chocolate Walk

All right, all right, I’ve been in Paris nearly 2 weeks now and not a single post yet about being here? Well, I’ve been busy eating bonbons and drinking champagne working you know! And you can always follow me on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram to check out what I am up to daily. I have […]

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Tarte flambée, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen

In French, it’s known as tarte flambée, in Alsatian it’s flammekueche, in German flammkuchen. Whatever you call it, it’s mouthwateringly good and we enjoyed a number of these last summer when we spent a week in Colmar in Alsace. Basically, it’s a VERY thin crust pizza topped with lardons (bacon strips), white onions and a […]

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Meeting Jill Colonna at Un Dimanche à Paris and a fig tart recipe

Today I am welcoming the lovely Jill Colonna, author of Mad about Macarons.  I met up with her in Paris this summer for a delightful afternoon of tasty treats and non-stop chatter! When Mardi asked me to guest post on her blog, I was so excited.  Imagine being asked to do something for eat. live. […]

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How to make macarons in Paris (and a Toronto giveaway!)

As soon as I knew that my teaching schedule in Paris this summer would allow me a luxurious and very welcome 2 weeks to myself, I immediately started Googling “cours de cuisine Paris” to see what classes I could take during that time.  Having been hooked 2 years ago by the Lenôtre macaron class and […]

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Mad about Macarons in Paris (and a giveaway)

Yes, I ate some macarons last month in Paris.  And made them too. So many in fact that I believe I went into a state that I am going to call “macaron fatigue”. Yes, folks, it is possible.  However, now I’ve been removed from them for a while, I feel ready to look at my […]

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