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  • Say Farewell to Summer with Maddy’s Favorite Gazpacho Recipe!

    Say Farewell to Summer with Maddy’s Favorite Gazpacho Recipe!

    As the last days of summer approach, now’s your last chance to enjoy of this refreshing – yet flavorful – gazpacho soup. Combining the slight tartness of the tomatoes with the lovely sweetness of roasted bell peppers, this Gazpacho makes for a delicious “amuse-bouche” course or side dish, especially when paired with homemade French baguette croutons!

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  • Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

    Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

    Enjoy the last fruits of summer with this spin on the classic Niçoise salad. Traditionally made with hard boiled eggs and tuna, this version gets its protein from French green lentils and its unforgettable flavor from a zesty shallot and caper dressing. With a bright and beautiful presentation, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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  • Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

    Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

    Whip up something sweet, cool and refreshing for those long summer days, taking full advantage of the ripe nectarines at the market this season. This Nectarine Vacherin is a simplified version of an elaborate French dessert by the same name. The syrupy sweetness of the caramelized nectarines pairs perfectly with the icy tartness of the frozen cream!

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  • Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    With the acidity and subtle heat of authentic Dijon mustard and the earthy, bright notes of fresh herbs, this roasted chicken and potato recipe is sure to delight your tastebuds. Throw in some garlic cloves and you’ve got yourself a delicious, savory dinner dish to pair with a simple salad or side of green vegetables!

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  • Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    On her recent trip to visit grandma Ninette in Normandy, Madelyn and her daughter Alexia were treated to a delicious dinner of Blanquette de Veau. This veal stew is hearty, tasty and pretty simple to throw together. The best part: it’s a family recipe, and we all know those are the best kinds of recipes!

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  • Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Many wonderful things come along with the warm weather of Spring and Summer, including strawberries! Take advantage of the plentiful strawberry harvest with a simple and easy yogurt cake. Adapted from a traditional French recipe, there couldn’t be a better treat to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon, especially when paired with a nice glass of champagne!

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  • How to Make Philippe’s Famous Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

    How to Make Philippe’s Famous Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

    We have a very special (and delicious!) treat for readers of the Paris Perfect Blog today as we’re sharing the recipe for Philippe’s famous Boeuf Bourguignon. This classic French dish from Burgundy is a favorite in our family, and Philippe is sharing his secret recipe for all of you. Take a look behind the scenes as well in a video to see Philippe shopping for ingredients in Paris and making his famous Boeuf Bourguignon!

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  • Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

    Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

    To celebrate the arrival of Spring, try your hand at this easy, crust-free quiche, featuring a seasonal favorite – leeks. Sweet and buttery when cooked, leeks pair well with the assertive flavors of gruyère cheese and prosciutto. This recipe is full of luscious flavors, but will leave you feeling light and energetic, perfect for enjoying the Springtime weather!

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  • Show Your Love with these Chocolate Raspberry Verrines!

    Show Your Love with these Chocolate Raspberry Verrines!

    Chocolates and flowers are one thing, but we believe there’s an even better way to show someone how much you care: by treating them to an adorable, hand-made dessert! Your love will surely shine through this 6-ingredient verrine, with its classically divine flavor combination of chocolate and raspberry – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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  • How to Make Canelés, Specialty Treats from Bordeaux!

    How to Make Canelés, Specialty Treats from Bordeaux!

    Canelés are delightful cake-like, custardy pastries from the region of Bordeaux. Madelyn attempts to bake these little beauties, but finds that they’re a bit more complicated than she originally thought. In the end, she succeeds in finding a simplified recipe, but not without some laughs and hiccups along the way! At least they tasted delicious!

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  • The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

    The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

    This decadent delight, made from a wheel of soft French cheese, will win over the affections of all. With a short ingredient list and simple preparation method, this recipe is one of the easiest – yet most delicious – you’ll ever make. Serve as an appetizer or a mid-day snack to share with fellow cheese-lovers!

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  • For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

    For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

    Brrrrr … it has been “Le Grand Froid,” or the Big Chill, in Paris this weekend! With temperatures hovering around zero, our local wine store offered samples of their delicious Chartreuse liqueur. They handed me the recipe for Choco-Chartreuse, or Hot Chocolate with a dash of Chartreuse Liqueur, promising the 130 herbs and spices in the Chartreuse would do us a world of good. When it’s that cold, it couldn’t hurt, right?

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  • Forget Fruitcake! Try This Delicious Pain d’Épices for the Holidays!

    Forget Fruitcake! Try This Delicious Pain d’Épices for the Holidays!

    Pain d’épices is a beloved French sweet bread filled with cinnamon, cloves and other warming spices. Although it is enjoyed year-round in France, it undoubtedly adds an air – and aroma – of festivity to the holiday season. This recipe also includes an orange-zest cream cheese spread, making for a heavenly snack that’s sure to impress all your friends and family!

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  • Sweet Potato Coq au Vin – Classic French Comfort with a Twist!

    Sweet Potato Coq au Vin – Classic French Comfort with a Twist!

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re bringing you a variation on the classic French dish Coq au Vin. This one-pot meal won’t keep you in the kitchen long, as it can be made in under an hour, which means you’ll have more time to enjoy this robustly-flavored, comforting stew in the company of friends and family.

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  • A Rustic Pear Galette That’s Super Easy to Make!

    A Rustic Pear Galette That’s Super Easy to Make!

    Brew a hot drink and cozy up to this rustic, seasonal pear galette! It’s extremely easy to throw together and makes for a delicious autumnal dessert – or snack. Take a quick trip to the market for some pears and pre-made pastry dough, and your kitchen will suddenly feel like a French bakery!

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