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  • French Summer Recipes

    What can make you think of French cuisine? Is it a good old French comedy you watched on Friday night? Is it your favorite French song by Edith Piaf or Charles Aznavour? No doubt, you have a very original taste, in every sense of this word, if you do like something particular from French cinema or music.

  • Romantic ideas for St. Valentine’s Day

    When Christmas holidays with their cozy home hustle and warm family dinners are gone, when there seems to be no more place for wonders and winter weekdays look all the same, – St. Valentine’s Day will come to cheer us up and once again adorn our homes and town shop windows with hearts, angels, flowers and other cute little things. The morning of February 14th will make us remember how important it is to tell our second halves that we love them and how wonderful it is to know that we are loved.

  • Christmas Dinner for Two

    It is Christmas time again! How wonderful it is to repeat these words! Day after day more and more shop windows are getting decorated with smaller and bigger Santas and their reindeer, while the neighborhood is gradually turning into a fairytale town with numerous lights sparkling cheerfully as the evening comes. Beautiful Christmas songs are playing everywhere, and the spirit of the great holiday is hovering over houses and streets.

  • Legendary French Cuisine: What Makes It So Gorgeous?

    Although there does not need to be any special occasion to share our best impressions about French gastronomy and everything it has given to us, nowadays this nation of real gourmets is preparing to celebrate a big holiday. And we decided that it could be a nice reason to discover something utterly delicious about them.

  • Chocolate Filled Almond Macarons

    These crispy chewy cookies are as tasty as they are pretty. They can also be very temperamental! Even professional pastry chefs don't always understand why some macarons may crack across the top, while others bake up picture perfect with the characteristic crack along the bottom of the cookie, called the foot. Luckily, even the less than perfect macaron is still delicious and adorable. Use a few drops of neon liquid food coloring for a pretty pastel macaron (too much liquid food coloring can cause cracking), or use a gel color paste for a more vibrant result.

  • Traditional French Christmas dinner

    If you're not going to Paris for Christmas, you can always bring French Christmas home. Traditional french-style Christmas dinner isn't complete without Foie Gras. Foie Gras is well-known and popular delicacy that gives a gourmet touch to your holiday festivities.

    How to make a traditional french holiday dinner?

  • Chocolate Honey Cake for Rosh Hashana

    This Rosh Hashana Chocolate Honey Cake recipe was originally found in a book "A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking" by Marcy Goldman, which came out in 1998.

  • Rosh Hashanah Pavlova Dessert

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    Meringue Ingredients:

    • 3 egg whites (from large eggs)
    • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar
    • 2 tsp. corn starch
    • 1 t vanilla
    • ½ tsp. white vinegar
  • Earl Grey Tea Cookies

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    These Earl Grey Tea cookies will be delightful at your next get-together. These cookies are deceptively simple and very light and tasty. They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

  • Dark Chocolate a Sweet Superfood!

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    Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. Amazing that something that so many people enjoy eating just for the sweet creamy indulgence can ALSO be good for us! Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function, help prevent strokes, prevent hardening of the arteries as well as protecting us from Type II Diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels. Dark chocolate also contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health.

  • A Brief History of Chocolate

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    Historians trace the origin of the word "chocolate" to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the gods”. Many modern historians have estimated that chocolate has been around for about 2000 years, but recent research suggests that it may be even older. Sweetened chocolate didn't appear until Europeans discovered the Americas and sampled the native cuisine.