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! ... Read More

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! ... Read More

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. ... Read More

Tasting the Best Parisian Chocolate with an Expert Guide

Tasting the Best Parisian Chocolate with an Expert Guide

The Paris Perfect team tried out the Paris Chocolate Tour from Context Travel, and we had a delightful, indulgent time! We tasted the best chocolate, macarons and pastries in Paris, and got the inside scoop and historical background from our expert guide. Come take a walk down chocolate lane with us! ... Read More

Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

Do you know your Religieuse from your Millefeuille? Or how about your Paris Brest from your Opera cake? Well don’t worry, you don’t need to speak any French to know the language of pastry. We sat down with Jill Colonna – acclaimed cookbook author and authority on all things sweet – to get a deeper look at these French confections! ... Read More

Warm Up With a Bowl of Provençal Soupe au Pistou!

Warm Up With a Bowl of Provençal Soupe au Pistou!

Gather up some fresh vegetables from the market and incorporate them into this warming, comforting soup. This traditional Southern French recipe is perfect for the season, combining hearty nutrients, savory tomato broth and aromatic pesto. Just add a fresh, crispy baguette from the bakery, and you’ve got the perfect autumn meal! ... Read More

Easy One-Pan Dinner: Flan with Tuna & Roasted Vegetables

Easy One-Pan Dinner: Flan with Tuna & Roasted Vegetables

When you don’t feel like slaving over the stove, simple recipes are the best. We all need those easy, one-pan meals that can quickly feed the entire family or be kept as leftovers. Madelyn’s flan recipe is not only simple, it can also be modified in a multitude of ways to suit your tastes! ... Read More

How to Instantly Spot a Good Restaurant in Paris

How to Instantly Spot a Good Restaurant in Paris

How can you spot a good restaurant in Paris when there are literally thousands to choose from? After a while, they all start to look the same and scouring online restaurant reviews is tiresome. Madelyn shares her simple secret: How to instantly know if a restaurant is worth your time and money, just by looking at it! ... Read More

Beautifully Hand-Crafted French Ceramics in the Latin Quarter

Beautifully Hand-Crafted French Ceramics in the Latin Quarter

If you’re looking for the perfect, high quality, unique souvenir to bring home, look no further than this Latin Quarter favorite. You’ll find an array of ceramics and pottery, all lovingly handmade in various regions of France. Some are utilitarian and others are works of art, but any item you choose will last a lifetime. ... Read More

The Glorious Chickens of Bresse and How to Cook Them

The Glorious Chickens of Bresse and How to Cook Them

The chickens from the small region of Bresse, France are known worldwide as the highest quality and most delicious. Madelyn shares her discovery of these special chickens and learns all about their rigorous standards of quality. Also included is one of her favorite recipes: Poulet de Bresse with Cream Sauce and Morel Mushrooms. ... Read More

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