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Start the year like a Queen! Make a King’s cake!

Galette des Rois is the first cake of the year in France. What's best than sharing a cake with your friends and relatives to start the new year? During the whole month of January, French people meet and share a galette together. This King's cake is named after the Three Wise Men who are said to have come to visit baby Jesus on the Twelth day after his birth. They brought fancy presents, and the French traditionally celebrate this fact by bringing ...

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From Paris with love : du Thé s’il vous plaît !

My poor, non-French people, Stop thinking that the English, that strange but very polite people who eat boiled vegetables and never behead kings or queens, are the only ones to know about tea. We French (and peeeeeerfect!) people also were able to colonize Asia (OK, it's not something to be proud of at all, c'est vrai) and bring back spices and tea. After all, we have Mariage Frères Tea! Et c'est très bon... Writing this post, I realize Mariage Frères tea was my first incursion ...

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Chaud Cacao! Or the French and perfect Chocolate cake

My dear, poor, non-French people, What does a girl need to be really French and Perfect? A pair of Louboutin? A glass of Demoiselle Champagne? The last Vanessa Bruno it-bag? Non non non les amis! Pas seulement!   What she needs is also a recipe for an easy, festive and délicieux chocolate cake.    Un gâteau au chocolat, oui madame!   The one you can decide to bake from scratch at the last minute to celebrate a sister’s birthday, impress a mother in law, ...