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What's to Eat in Paris

Parisians have a true love and enjoyment of food which they take seriously. You can see it on their faces as they walk down the street biting into a slice of flan or sitting close together literally rubbing elbows at cafes for lunch. 325 more words

Travel Eats

The Beatrice Stubbs Bacon Sandwich

It’s 6.30 and I’m relaxing in my Heliopolis hotel room after a day showing Egypt’s largest road contractor how to make better, longer lasting bridge joints for less money. 333 more words

Historical Fiction

The French Valentine's Day Cookie

If cookies be the food of love…munch on.                                                                           ~Dame Judi Dench

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so if you need a gift for that special someone who loves exquisite butter cookies, …

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Food And Recipes

January 15, 2015

Winter breakfasts with Parisian toast. Little things, like this, remind us that great people exist and so does great kindness. It is easy to forget this in the confusing flurry of every day life.


A Tale of Two Cities

The present French relationship with les rosbifs is an affaire de Coeur. An estimated 300,000 French expatriates have settled in Britain, with two thirds of them living in London. 698 more words


Finding a New York Replacement for Poilâne, the Celebrated Parisian Sourdough

Nicolas Dutko doesn’t remember the first time he tried pain poilâne, the famous French country bread, slashed, on top, with an iconic “P.” Like most of those lucky enough to be raised in Paris, where poilâne is made, the large, round sourdough loaves have always been a part of his life. 1,924 more words

Tartine of fresh figs and fresh cheese - plus fig jam!

A few weeks ago, I had a windfall of fresh figs from a friend and neighbour and here I post one of my favourite “tartines”! 307 more words

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