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Week 10: Le Cordon Bleu

Week 10: Le Cordon Bleu

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Uncategorized |

I just completed the last of four 1-day courses at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and I thought I’d share my experience and pictures this week. For those who haven’t heard of it (shame on you!), Le Cordon Bleu (“the blue ribbon”) is an elite cooking school that was established in 1895. The school was recently featured in a film called...

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Week 9: Classic French Pastries & Desserts

Week 9: Classic French Pastries & Desserts

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in Uncategorized |

This week will be a bit of digital (for you, a little bit more realistic for me!) gluttony as I have been taking photos of (and later sampling) a selection of the delectable eats Paris has to offer. We begin with the classics: Enjoyed typically for breakfast but suitable at any time of day, croissants are literally everywhere in Paris. The Pain au Chocolat...

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Week 8: My Michelin Star dining experience

Week 8: My Michelin Star dining experience

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Uncategorized |

I am able to write this week thanks to the very generous acts of Apple France who replaced my damaged laptop within 8 days. I highly recommend Apple to everyone who does not already use it as having used their Time Machine back up programme, my new laptop has everything in exactly the same place as the old one. Merci Beaucoup Apple! The Michelin Guide, an...

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Week 7: La Tour Eiffel

Week 7: La Tour Eiffel

Posted by on Jan 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

I thought I’d save this week for the iconic Eiffel Tower, the object that usually comes to mind when one thinks of Paris (alongside croissants, fromage, pastries etc).¬†La dame de fer (The Iron Lady) as it is also known stands at an impressive 324m and is visible from most of Paris. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, and remains...

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Week 6: Winter Wonderland

Week 6: Winter Wonderland

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland. This week’s entry will be a short one, just wanted to wish all those who celebrate it a very happy Christmas. Over the past few weeks I’ve tried to capture the spirit of Christmas in Paris but the...

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