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Potatoes Dauphinoise

The Dauphiné is a former province in southeastern France, whose area roughly corresponded to that of the present departments of Isère, Drôme, and Hautes-Alpes. In the 12th century, the local ruler Count Guigues IV of Albon (c.1095–1142) bore a dolphin on his coat of arms and was nicknamed “le Dauphin” (French for dolphin). His descendants...

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Homemade Lady’s Fingers or a Quick Sweet Fix

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During Christmas I wanted to make a Millefeuille for some friends who were coming over for dinner. I was under the impression that I had some puff pastry  lady’s fingers in my pantry and so I didn’t include them in my shopping list. Unfortunately, very late...

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French Profiteroles with Mastic Cream Filling

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης. Pistacia lentiscus or mastic tree is, according to Wikipedia, a dioeciously evergreen shrub or small tree of the pistacio genus growing up to 4 m tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios. Mastic trees are the Chios’ trademark...

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All Time Classic Crème Caramel

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Crème caramel has a very ambiguous and puzzled origin. Three countries claim its originality, France, England and Spain. The name, indeed, is French but story says that they have adopted it from the British custard. Generally speaking custards were very popular in Middle Ages throughout Europe...

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Green Salad with Orange, Pines and Halloumi Cheese, Chicken Madeira and Duchess Potatoes

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Chocolate Mont Blanc

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today in Greece we celebrate Saint Catherine (Katerina). Today is my name day. As I have told you before several days per year the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates a particular Saint and that day, everyone who has the name of this Saint celebrates as well. The...

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