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Denise Acabo at L'Etoile d'Or in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A l’étoile d’or (Paris)

I first learned about Denise Acabo’s famed Paris chocolate store, L’Etoile d’Or from David Lebovitz a couple of years ago when a gas explosion in the basement of the building destroyed the shop.  An extraordinary chocolate shop carrying the likes of Henri Le Roux caramels, Bonnat and Bernachon (the only Paris address to carry the […]

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Baking Chez Moi Dorie Greenspan Cocoa Crunch Meringue Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cocoa Crunch Meringue Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe reminded me so much of some of my earlier attempts at making macarons (oh my gosh I have come so far!!) that from now on, in my classes, I’ll be telling people that if their macarons don’t turn out, they can just sandwich them together with ganache and call […]

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Cream eggs in chocolate egg shells on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Happy Easter!

When I travel in France, one of the souvenirs I unfailingly haul home is cooking magazines. I don’t buy or subscribe to that many these days but I love to see what’s happening on the French culinary scene.  On my recent trip, as soon as I saw this feature in Marmiton showing how to make […]

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Baking chez Moi Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

So, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was something called “soft-centred chocolate teacup cakes“. What? I had visions of fancy “mug cakes” baked in teacups in the oven and wondered if any of my teacups were oven-safe. Then I read the recipe and realised that these are what I call chocolate fondants or lava cakes. […]

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Dorie Greenspan Chocolate Chestnut Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Vanilla Chestnut Syrup

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is one that works well with the festive season and is the sort of sweet treat you might expect to find in a beautiful French pâtisserie. Chestnuts always say “Christmas” to me and here, they are nestled in a rich chocolate ganache encased in a sweet, short pastry crust. […]

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Baking Chez Moi toffee breakups on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups

Oh dear. I’m in trouble with this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. These Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups are the work of an evil genius (yes, Dorie, that’s you!). Ever tasted a Daim Bar? Or maybe you know it as a Heath Bar? Well here’s the thing… These taste EXACTLY the same. And here’s another […]

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