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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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L’Atelier des Chefs, Paris: Les secrets de la confiserie

Many of you know that when I was in Paris this summer, I took advantage of having a couple of weeks to occupy myself filled this time with some macaron-making classes.  Since I (rightly) figured I might have macaron fatigue after a few classes (and, errr, a number of macaron-tasting sessions!), I also signed up […]

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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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