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  • Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing & Dark Chocolate

    Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing & Dark Chocolate

    Just in time for Easter, these playful sugar cookies combine a classic springtime treat with the most iconic Parisian landmark – the Eiffel Tower! This year, impart a little Parisian flair into your Easter baskets with this fun recipe, or enjoy them throughout the year – anytime is a good time for cookies, icing and chocolate!

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  • Seared Balsamic Duck with Orange Zest + Wine Pairings!

    Seared Balsamic Duck with Orange Zest + Wine Pairings!

    The French are very fond of duck, and for good reason! It’s absolutely delicious, whether it’s a rich confit or a seared breast with sweet sauce. This recipe will show you the easiest and quickest method of preparing duck, as well as tons of excellent wine pairings to go with this tasty dish!

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  • Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

    Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

    We’re all familiar with the sweet crêpe, but did you know that the savory version is actually called a “galette”? They are made from a buckwheat batter and hail from Brittany, a coastal region in France. This recipe will show you how to make a traditional Breton galette, topped with a beautiful combination of goat cheese, honey and beets!

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  • Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

    Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

    Spring is right around the corner, but in Paris, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the chilly temperatures will cease! To warm you up during the last cold days of the season, we’re sharing this easy, delicious and warming pumpkin soup from Philippe Excoffier, former head chef of the American Embassy in Paris and author of a gorgeous cookbook!

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  • Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

    Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

    French macarons are notoriously difficult to make and the learning process can seem like a never-ending struggle. Madelyn teamed up with her daughter Alexia in an attempt to recreate Pierre Hermé’s famous chocolate-passionfruit macaron. See the hilarious failures and eventual triumph that ensued, and get some baking tips too!

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  • A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    Inspired by two of France’s most beloved recipes, this comforting dish combines the flavors of French Onion Soup with the richness of a traditional white-bean Cassoulet, while cutting down on cook time significantly. This French Onion Cassoulet is exactly what you need to warm up on those cold fall and winter days!

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  • Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

    Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

    You know Autumn has arrived in Paris when orange leaves cover the ground, there’s a fresh new chill in the air and colorful apples fill the market stands. This upside-down caramelized apple tart from France may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple! Here is a quick and easy recipe to make the most of the beautiful apple harvest this year!

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  • Maddy’s Tomato, Basil & Roasted Pepper Salad with Tender Chicken

    Maddy’s Tomato, Basil & Roasted Pepper Salad with Tender Chicken

    This simple but flavorful salad recipe makes use of a much-loved, classic flavor pairing – tomato and basil – but adds some flair to it. Roasted bell peppers and the most tender chicken known to man elevate this recipe from basic to superb. Keep reading to discover Madelyn’s personal recipe, as well as her newly discovered chicken cooking method!

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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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