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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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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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Rhubarb, The barbaric fruit (or is it a vegetable)

Go to Recipe Go to Video Barbarian root.  Grrr.  That sounds so evil, mean, unhealthy. Yet it is the English translation of the Latin name for rhubarb, reuburbarum, most likely derived from its extreme acidity and the vivid color of its stems.  It is a huge misnomer because, truly, for a barbarian the rhubarb is …

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How to Make Italian Biscotti

Go to Recipe Go to Video BISCOTTI BONGIORNO!  THE GREAT DUNKING COOKIE Biscotti …the very words speak of gondolas, rolling Tuscan hillsides, an elegant glass of Vin Santo, a waft of freshly made espresso. It isn’t Google; It’s the Italian Baker Biscotti are the cookies of Italy, the stuff of dreams, the perfect sweet everything. …

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