BEST COOKWARE SHOPS IN PARIS and WHAT TO BUY IN EACH

March 29th, 2022 by
With Paris opening up and trips being planned, I want to put these cookware shops on your list as places to shop for baking and cooking equipment in Paris! Every trip I make to Paris I go to the same area- the 2nd arrondissement (see the full guide here). It’s where I…

Paris Cocktails, the book by Doni Belau

September 4th, 2015 by
The new book, Paris Cocktails Transports You to the City of Light with Delicious and Creative Cocktail Recipes, and Reviews of the Hottest Bars in Town!   I am very pleased to announce that my first hard-cover book, Paris Cocktails published by Cider Mill press is available now at this…

French Recipes: A Valentine Meal

February 11th, 2015 by
Paris is the city of love. What would be more romantic than spending a full week-end in Paris to celebrate Valentine ’s Day? Quite expensive if you are not already living there, isn’t it? Six years ago, I went with my boyfriend in a restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day sharing…

French Recipes: Onion Tartlets

February 2nd, 2015 by
Onion confit is a must have on French tables during winter. We usually associate this onion marmalade with foie gras toasts for special events. Each year I make some and my kitchen is overflowing with onion confit jars. Yet, it is possible to use this marmalade in many other French…

French Recipe: Beet Root Verrine

January 12th, 2015 by
[caption id="attachment_149625" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Beetroot gaspacho verrine[/caption] Do you know what a verrine is? Verrine stands for little glass in French. Reserved only at first for the most famous French restaurant, verrines have been democratized during the last few years. Nowadays, you can find them almost everywhere in France from…

French Fig Tart

November 24th, 2014 by
Being from Montpellier, coming to Paris always leaves me a bit confused. This is the type of city that you love and hate at the same time. How can this crowded and noisy city can be so charming? What I hate the most is taking the underground in Paris. Everybody…

Rasberry Charlotte

October 20th, 2014 by
We use to think that the charlotte was a French recipe. It is true that charlotte cake, especially Raspberry Charlotte is a dessert much loved by the French people. Nevertheless I have learned that the recipe originally comes from England: our closest neighbors. By the way, nowadays London is only…

French Recipe: Far Breton Cake

July 24th, 2014 by
[caption id="attachment_143145" align="alignnone" width="460"] all photos by author[/caption] Baking a Far Breton is for me a flashback from my childhood. I still remember the smell penetrating the entire house of my grandmother. I needed only few seconds to guess what we will gone have for the afternoon tea! You know…

Recipe of the Month: Tarte au Citron

June 5th, 2014 by
For me, the best ambassadors of French cuisine are all the little bakeries that you find walking around the city. You can already smell the delicious breads and pastries after only a few steps in the street and even if you already had breakfast, suddenly your stomach might start grumbling.…

French Recipes: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

April 21st, 2014 by
Spring has been showing its sporadically sunny self in the City of Light, bringing with it a fresh crop of fruits and vegetables. Artichokes the size of my head are stacked on tables at the weekend marché, and next to them are pyramids of slender, bright orange carrots draped over…
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