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How to have a French Easter

Do you want to be French and perfect and have a French and perfect Easter? Well, judging from my family, I guess you just need to start the day by eating 3 tons of chocolate bunny or chocolate bells or chocolate fish or chocolate hens. At home. the most difficult thing for me and my brother was trying to actually hide the chocolate after we had found it because my dad would try and eat them. There was a whole hide and seek ...

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French onion soup, Soupe à l’oignon recipe

One of the most famous soups in French cuisine, this grated cheese and onion soup is supposed to be a great way to fight a bad hangover! Discover how it is a tradition for weddings in France and how it was invented by a French king in my new video! I had a lot of fun making the video with my friend Su. She is a great francophile and offered to make this soup together using the new terra cotto cookware she ...

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Bébé Baguette!

Introducing... French and perfect bébé! Since my baby was born 18 months ago I've had a lot of fun cooking for him and trying to develop his taste for good things. Thought I could share some recipes with you to try and make a French and perfect bébé at home! Here is the first recipe. Baby baguettes. So French and perfect! What do French baby eat when they are teething? Bébé baguettes of course! They are perfect to soothe gums when teeth are coming... ...

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When life gives you apple, drink cider!

My poor non French people There are days like this when everything fails and you just think you suck and everybody is perfect except you. Last time I had one of these beautiful days, I made this video... Last minute recipe and survivors guide: Apple flowers in 10 minutes   And remember: it's not worth trying to be perfect... perfection is so boring! Bon appétit les amis!  

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Corsican gratin: Zucchini and goat cheese

My poor non French people If there is a place in France where people are crazy proud and the landscapes are crazy beautiful, it's in crazy Cosica. One of the most beautiful place on earth and the birthplace of one of the craziest Frenchman ever, a short, brown-haired and short tempered guy called Napoleon Bonaparte. So here is a crazy easy  (and incredibly delicious) recipe in honor of this French and perfect island! This vegetarian dish is inspired by Corsican cuisine, where zucchini are often ...

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Cold soup for summer: Vichyssoise!

My poor non French people, Here is is the best refreshing recipe for a hot summer : French and perfect VICHYSSOISE! I cooked it recently when I went to NY for a book signing of The Everything Easy French cookbook at the Maille boutique. I took advantage of the trip to meet Adrienne, of XOXOcooks, who has a great youtube channel. So what do you cook when you're a French and perfect girl in New York? Well, a French and perfect NY recipe ...

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Kale and Camembert pie, a French and American story!

My poor non-French people, It is a hard job to be a French and perfect lady in America. Not only must you celebrate 4th of July but you also have to celebrate Bastille day 10 days later. Quoi? Having great food with friends and family while watching at fireworks and drinking rosé, again!!!! Here is a recipe I created just for both occasion, with a 100% American ingredient, Kale (Kale doesn't exist in France, it is just starting there) and a 100% French ingredient... Camembert ...

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Be NICE to yourself! Make a NICOISE salad !

My poor non French people There it comes again. That dreadful moment. Spring is all around, flowers are budding, birds are chirping and you're...  scared. How are you going to make it? Why, why why,  did you have a second serving of hachis parmentier that one time at the Duponds? Can you really drop 50 pounds a day  by having just water (with sometimes a tablespoon of water in it and some sprinkled H2O on the top) for the next 45 days? Or should ...

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A soup for Spring! Asperges au fromage de chèvre

My poor non French people, How is your souping going so far? I've spent the last days preparing soup every night and can't seem to get tired of it. The whole great idea about it is you can wait for the seaons to surprise you : new ingredients mean new flavours, new colours and... new recipes. Spring is great for many things, and one of its first main great perk is this little jewel that is called asparagus. Comes perfectly when you need it! ...

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La Soupe aux Choux, or how to laugh (and eat) like a French

My poor non French people, Here is a soup recipe that should bring many a smile on  your dear French friends faces. Oui, we French people don't spend all our time complaining or frowning at other people's look (although some of you could have put on a more elegant attire to read this French and perfect post... yes, I'm talking to you, still in pyjamas at 4pm lady who is stuffing her face with pisttacchios while read proofing her post. .. wait... ...