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The Saint-Honoré | A venerable pastry

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A circle of shortcrust pastry, a crown of small pastry puffs and a cream centre: those with a sweet tooth amongst our readers will no doubt recognise the recipe for the Saint-Honoré, the celebrated pastry that has been delighting the taste buds of Parisians (and others) for more than a century! With the rum baba, […]...

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May 14, 2014 | 1:28 pm |

Portrait of a Chef | Cyril Lignac

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Oui Chef, Top Chef or Le Meilleur Pâtissier… it’s Cyril Lignac of course! Television has made this young chef and his smiling face famous, with his friendly accent and communicative good humour. Today he is one of the most popular chefs in France and Cyril Lignac embodies all by himself a new generation of restaurant […]...

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January 17, 2014 | 10:57 am |

Portrait of a Chef | Alain Passard

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This chef is passionate about the product and can handle vegetables like no-one else. He comes from a family of artists, with a grandmother who was a cook, a grandfather who was a sculptor, a musician father and a costume designer mother. Alain Passard has himself become a great artist in the kitchen. Born in […]...

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January 17, 2014 | 10:49 am |

Portrait of a Chef | Yannick Alléno

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Yannick Alléno entered into the closed circle of great world chefs in 2007, when he was earned the Hotel Le Meurice in Paris three Michelin stars. His culinary background and his roots are found in Ile de France ! Born in 1968 in Puteaux into a family of bistro owners, this pure-bred Parisian first worked […]...

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January 16, 2014 | 1:28 pm |

A Brief History of French Cuisine | From the 19th century to the present

A Brief History of French Cuisine | From the 19th century to the present

In the XIXth century, despite the fact the the Emperor Napoleon I gobbled up his food in minutes, French cuisine enjoyed unprecedented success. Restaurants, that had been created during the French Revolution, became more democratic with the emergence of a wealthy middle-class. In Paris, the most popular addresses were located in the area around the […]...

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December 10, 2013 | 2:39 pm |

A Brief History of French Cuisine | During the 17th century

A Brief History of French Cuisine | During the 17th century

French cuisine developed under the Old Regime. Following Christopher Columbus’ discoveries, new products imported from the Americas profoundly changed eating habits. Vegetables, which had been undervalued prior to this time, came into favour, and sweet food, which was uncommon, began to be appreciated at the end of a meal. Interestingly, in Paris the Les Halles […]...

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December 10, 2013 | 1:04 pm |

A Brief History of French Cuisine | During the Middle Ages

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This was the period during which a creative national cuisine began to emerge and the first cookery books appeared. French service, as it became known, was invented and the first chef distinguished himself. His name was Guillaume Tirel, but he is better known under the name Taillevent. Born in around 1310 (his exact date of […]...

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December 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm |

Portrait of a Chef | Anne Sophie Pic

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“Cooking for those you love is the finest proof of love”. In the Pic family, cooking is a story of generations. For more than a century, four strong personalities have suceeded each other at the helm of  La Maison Pic; two women and two men, a real family. The first in the Pic line was […]...

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December 8, 2013 | 2:35 pm |

Portrait of a Chef | Joël Robuchon

Portrait of a Chef | Joël Robuchon

He wanted to be a priest, then an archichtect and in the end he became a chef. For this young man who only enjoyed steak and fries and knew nothing about the restaurant industry, it was a risky challenge. With 28 Michelin stars divided between his 17 Ateliers and restaurants, Joël Robuchon is the most […]...

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November 28, 2013 | 1:44 pm |

Portrait of a Chef | Paul Bocuse

Portrait of a Chef | Paul Bocuse

He is the high priest of cooking and he incarnates prestigious French gastronomy throughout the world. Cookery must be in the Bocuse family blood, because this three-time Michelin star chef comes from a long line of chefs, from father to son, since the 17th century. In fact, as he says, “cooking isn’t something you learn […]...

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