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Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe Culture & Cuisine

I had my first croquettes, or croquetas, while we were in Barcelona, Spain. Since, they’ve been on my list of recipes I’d love to try out at home and recently, I finally had the opportunity (and ingredients on hand) to try it out. The croquetas I had in Spain were made with Iberian ham, manchego cheese, and dough, but M doesn’t eat ham, and I...

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Doors & Doorsways in Paris, France Travel

In past posts, I’ve shared my love of doors – their character and their beauty. They are probably one of the things that I most photograph whenever I find myself out and about, and over the years, I’ve built up quite the collection. This isn’t my first post about doors in Paris, nor will it likely be my last. But if you’re looking for something...

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Maille Mustard in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Established in Marseille, France in 1723, Maille has since opened boutiques featuring its mustards, cornichons, salad dressings, and oils in Paris, London, New York, and Bordeaux. Antoine-Claude Maille, a distillateur-vinaigrier (distiller and vinegar-maker), saw great potential in vinaigre (vinegar) and so he invented the “Vinaigre des quatre voleurs” (Vinegar of the Four Thieves) meant to be swallowed by the teaspoon along with water to fight the...

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Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

When it comes to pastries, chocolates, and macarons, there are an endless numbers of shops to choose from in Paris. But when it comes to the Breton pastry kouign amann and its bite-size companion, kouignettes, there’s one particular spot that comes to mind – Maison Georges Larnicol. The location on Boulevard Saint-Germain is one of three Paris locations, but the original family owned business was...

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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Macarons, delicious meringue-based cookies that come in a variety of flavours, are a staple item in French bakeries despite their 8th century Italian origins. So how did an Italian treat find its way into French hearts? Via Catherine de Medici. Upon her marriage to Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici brought along a few of her Italian pastry chefs in 1533. At this time,...

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La Galerie Vivienne | Things to Do In & Around Paris Travel

Les Galeries, or covered passages, are something that are tucked away all across Paris. And while I’m sure I’ve unknowingly wandered past quite a few in my time there, it was really only on this last trip with my belle belle soeur that I had the opportunity to discover and explore a few of these gorgeous endroits. The one that captured my attention most on...

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