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Just another perfect summer day in Paris

La coupe glacée: pétale de rose et lychee with gaspacho de framboises. I could share with you my foolproof recipe for a perfect tarte au citron meringuée [lemon meringue tart], my new exciting idea, the lovely places I discovered during my one-week road trip around les Alpilles, the best risotto ever to be made or […]

Adventures of the sweetest Italian food lover: my great grand-dad Tranquillo – Pesche al vino con vanilla, panna and sablé breton

[Peach with wine, vanilla and crème fraiche] Saying that my dad talks a lot would be an understatement; he always has something to say. Whether it’s about our new neighbour or a beautiful bug he saw earlier in our garden. Always. A lot. If you can’t tell straight away that he has some Italian roots […]

Sunday c’est Hermé – Second week: la folie des macarons

How can someone be ready to work in the macaron team? This is exactly what I asked myself in the RER taking me back home after my first day working with the afternoon team – aka the macaron makers. Honestly, I was beat and wondered how the guys could be so kind, funny and professional. […]

Sunday… well Saturday c’est Hermé – First week: Ispahan, Emotions, Sensations & baked treats

Just one week after I arrived from New Zealand I’m already off to Paris for the long awaited internship at Pierre Hermé. After waking up at 4.30, I head towards the 15° arrondissement shop, enter the apparently empty shop sur la pointe des pieds. Where is everyone? Luckily I quickly stumble onto Sebastien, the morning […]

An afternoon in Casablanca – Pistachio cake with orange blossom syrup

From Bill Granger’s Simply bill (page 221) Remember, a few days ago I was wondering about how to use the tons of apricots from my backyard. I got some lovely ideas from Joycelyn: slow roasted apricots in orange caramel; from Melissa: chilled apricot soup with Muscat and from Estelle: tarte renversée aux abricots et au […]