“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos…” -Don Kardong 1976 Olympic Marathoner

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Ladurée

Ladurée makes what I consider the best macarons anywhere. And apparently so do many others: the four shops of Ladurée in Paris sell 12,000 macarons each day, over four million per year. Many Americans raise an eyebrow when confronted with their first French macaron, since macaroons in the US are normally chewy, egg white-based cookies heaped with shredded coconut. But both the French macaron and…

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I tried various recipes of for caramel corn, some came out too dark, some not dark enough. So I worked and worked, until I settled on this one. Caramel Corn Adapted from Epicurious Special equipment: a candy thermometer Heat oil with 3 kernels in a 3-quart heavy saucepan, covered, over moderate heat until 1 or 2 kernels pop. Remove lid and quickly add remaining kernels,…

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Raimo

Raimo…Glaciers depuis 1947 Raimo 59-61 Boulevard de Reuilly Tel: 01 43 43 70 17 Mètro: Daumesnil For a listing of ice cream shops in Paris, check out Les Glaciers of Paris

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One of the great things about having a food blog is that instead of doing something productive (like, perhaps, work on your next cookbook, for example…) I scan what others post then immediately hop on the mètro and whiz over to the newest and most exciting pastry and chocolate shops in Paris at a moments notice, sans hesitation. When Louisa posted about discovering a new…

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I’ve been craving popcorn for quite a while. Then Heidi came along and posted a recipe for spiced caramel corn, one of my favorite treats. I scoured the ethnic shops in Paris to track some down and…violà! J’adore the soupçon of patriotism… C’est très americain!

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Because of the congés d’été, almost every boulangerie in Paris shuts down for one month of vacation. Luckily it’s carefully coordinated with the other bakeries in each neighborhood so that Parisians never have to go too far to find fresh bread daily, one of life’s necessities in France. le Boulanger de Monge I see it as an excuse to leave the confines of my quartier…

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Since I wrote the book on chocolate I realize that I should be blogging more about chocolate, but all the answers to many of your chocolate questions can easily be found in The Great Book of Chocolate. This book is the ultimate guidebook to the world of chocolate and a wealth of information with delicious recipes. If you’re like me and can never have enough…

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Holy Pschitt!

As seen in a Paris café… Kudos to Gideon for having the fortitude to try it.

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