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Hi! I’m Allison, and I’m an Edutainer working in French food, culture, history, and art. If you’re a gastro-curious traveler or learner, I’m here to show you the A to Z of French food and culture!

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Cherries

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Cherries

Still Time for Cherries! August is here! Much of Paris has emptied for the vacation season, but no matter where they’re spending their vacances, the French are still taking advantage of an extended cherry season. The fruit showed up late this year: with all the frost...

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Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

Merci, Monsieur Parmentier!For years, I always bought Salt Cod and Potato Gratin, or Brandade Parmentière, at my fishmonger’s (or even sometimes at Monoprix!). My reasoning was this: if they sell Salt Cod and Potato Gratin in stores, already made and ready to pop into...

Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

If you’ve never used salt cod in recipes, you’re missing out! My recipe for Salt Cod and Potato Gratin or Brandade Parmentière is a favorite in Paris. Find out what makes it so Parisian by reading here!



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Boudin Blanc with Mushrooms

Boudin Blanc with Mushrooms

A Delicious French Holiday Tradition The holidays are upon us! Despite everything, or maybe it’s precisely because of the peculiar year we’ve had, my neighborhood shop-owners around the town hall of the 20th district in Paris are really decking the halls more than...

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