Category Archives: French Food

La Fête du Pain in Paris ~ May 12-18, 2014

La Fête du Pain takes place all over France each May, the week before May 16th, which is the Saint’s day of St. Honoré, the patron saint of bakers.  He became bishop of Amiens in the 6th century & is … Continue reading

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Paleo Pumpkin Pots de Crème in Alsace, France

A recipe I’ve got to try! Thanks to http://crowdedearthkitchen.com Paleo Pumpkin Pots de Crème in Alsace, France.

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Macarons! Mais Oui!

When is a macaroon not a macarons?  When it looks like this: Macarons can be tricky to prepare, so one needs to pay attention to the details.  I attempted to make them about a year or so ago and it … Continue reading

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Macaroons!

Last Sunday, I pulled together the ingredients to make macaroons, which I discussed in a previous post (as opposed to macarons).  They turned out quite tastey!  In the last photo, I decided to try dipping them in some melted chocolate … Continue reading

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A Macaron By Any Other Name Is Not A Macaroon

Do you know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? Why? You say? Why, there’s a big gulf of a difference! Hence, a macaron, or I should say macarons: Hence, macaroons: The first one is almost a completely egg … Continue reading

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Gallette des Rois ~ Epiphany Cake of the Kings

This is a cake made in Europe to celebrate January 6 – the Epiphany of Christ or the day the three kings came to visit the baby Jesus and signifies the end of the holiday season.  Last year I posted … Continue reading

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Cooking Class at Adelino’s Old World Kitchen

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I have always wanted to take a cooking class in a European country, either at a Bed & Breakfast or an Agriturismo.  Imagine my delight when I discovered that a restaurant near here started a Cooking With the Chef series … Continue reading

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Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis or clafouti is a classic flan-like French dessert that originally came from the Limousin region of France in the 19th century.  Any kind of fruit can be incorporated into the recipe.  It has a texture described as half cake … Continue reading

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How Not to Bake a Baguette!

Do you assemble things, recipes, bookcases, etc. without reading the instructions?  Yes, that’s me, sometimes.  I’m not known to be an impulsive person, but I do know how to cook and I consider myself a good cook.  But, when learning … Continue reading

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Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois (or “King Cake”) is a cake well known in France and Canada, baked during the Christmas Epiphany season.  I don’t know how I missed this recipe growing up even though I have French roots in my DNA, … Continue reading

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