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Home-Made Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter, chocolate, milk chocolate, salt, butter

Go to Recipe Go to Video The statistics are staggering.  Sixteen million Americans eat five or more Reese’s peanut butter cups per year. That’s 80 million peanut butter cups!  And this doesn’t include the number of peanut butter cups consumed throughout the world.  Why just in France alone, many of the more chic groceries and …

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The Gratin in all its splendor – squash, apples, onions | Paris, France

squash, apples, onions, cream, milk

Go to Recipe Go to Video The gratin is one of the best-kept culinary secrets of the French repertoire.   So many vegetables can be turned into a gratin, and what keeps any and every version amazing is the inimitable “French Touch”.  Le Gratin Which pretty much has to do with the right amounts of milk …

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Texas Pecan Pie – World’s Best | Paris, France

pecan, maple syrup, eggs, sugar, pastry

Go to Recipe Go to Video Today, the pecan is a luxury but long ago – VERY long ago, more than 8,000 years – indigenous people in what is now the swath of land from Illinois through the southern United States and into the river valleys of Mexico took much of their nutrition from this …

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The Best Cauliflower Recipe and it Involves Lots of Cheese | Paris, France

Go to Recipe Go to Video Food is memory, plain and simple. Epic Food Memory And cauliflower with cheese sauce is an epic food with memory, for me. See Our Classes and Special Offers Now! When I was growing up, we moved house every year.  We moved states or countries every two or three years, …

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SQUASH, LEEKS, PECANS….WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE? AND, IT’S SIMPLE!

butternut, squash, pecans, leeks

Go to Recipe Go to Video As the holidays approach, with the speed of light, I’m thinking about meals, of course.  What else is there to think about? Run – Don’t Walk – to See Our Class Offerings! I know, world affairs, those ships clogged up in the LA harbor (why doesn’t someone just send …

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – COOKEESSS!

Go to Recipe Go to Video Coookeessss!  This is the way a French person pronounces “cookies” and when they say this, there is only one variety they are referring to: the chocolate chip cookie.  An American import, it has invaded the patisserie, boulangerie, home-cook’s kitchen here in France. On the Palate of the Taster And …

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Soft Boiled Egg – Breakfast For Dinner

soft boiled egg

Go to Recipe Go to Video That’s what a little American girl said when she was visiting and I served soft boiled eggs with toasty, buttered “mouillettes” for dinner.  She was beside herself with joy to dip toast into her soft yolk over and over. “We only eat eggs for breakfast,” she said, her mouth …

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Some Do Like It Hot – Everyone’s Favorite Amuse-Bouch

Go to Recipe Go to Video It’s olive season!!  Not here north of the Rhône, but south, YES!  There, the olive oil mills are creaking open, those with olive trees are sitting at the edge of their chairs. Just waiting for the word. For it’s the mills that determine the appropriate moment to get out …

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The Greatest Granola from…Paris

granola, oats, nuts

Go to Recipe Go to Video Granola.  The word slips off the tongue, evoking bowls of grains toasted or untoasted, with or without dried fruit, sweetened or unsweetened.  It also evokes a category of person dressed in natural fiber clothing, living off the land, with long hair and, if male, stubble, strong hands, and ruddy …

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