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Queen Tomato's paradise
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Queen Tomato's paradise

On last September 12th and 13st took place at the Castle of La Bourdaisiére (in Touraine, near Montlouis-sur-Loire) the 11th Tomato Festival ; here is a small report in image that should hopefully give you the wish to participate to the next 12th one...
A so nice journey
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A so nice journey

It is true that my children and friends have had a real great idea in offring me, for my birthday anniversary, a fixed rate package called "Silver Lily" in a 3-star Michelin resort, to allow my wife and myself to have dinner and night in one of the famous "Relais et Chateaux" resorts chain.
Recipes for persons suffering from type 2 -diabetes
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Recipes for persons suffering from type 2 -diabetes

Yes, we can prepare and eat good food and suffer somewhat from type 2-diabetes (this is my personal case). I react by avoiding certain products and ingredients but I always try to enjoy my meals as much as possible and for that I adapt and create some recipes.
Coffee tasting
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Coffee tasting

Second and last part of our report on coffee and still based upon documents forwarded by Mr Rocher, we now focus on aroma and tasdte of the coffee...
Coffee, how to choose it and make it
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Coffee, how to choose it and make it

On the 2009 Agricultural Fair of Paris, Chef Patrick Asfaux has met André Rocher, "Mr Coffee" for over 37 years who shares with us his experience.
Kir
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Kir

Kir is probably the French most popular pre-lunch/dinner drink ("apéritif") worldwide but do you know where its name come from ?
Festive Menu 2008
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Festive Menu 2008

Two years after our first "festive menu", we renew it by providing you with 14 new exclusive recipes for Christmas and/or New Eve, gathered to form 3 separate menus.
The Lobster à l'américaine Story
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The Lobster à l'américaine Story

We are now nearly fully sure of the validity of the "à l'américaine" name of this recipe, to the contrary of the "à l'armoricaine" one.
Maghreb cooking
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Maghreb cooking

After having paid a visit to our Canadian friends, we continue our gastronomic trips outside of France a little more south, to a part of North Africa called Maghreb and composed of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisa, where the cooking is full of fragrances, spices, salted/sweet tastes and conviviality.
Miss Nellie and Mr Auguste
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Miss Nellie and Mr Auguste

This is a short tribute to Auguste Escoffier, the so famous French cook who was active mainly at the turn of the XIXth century and during the early 1900's.
This is over all the story of a famous dessert : the peach "Melba"