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Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

If you’ve ever travelled to Canada, you’ve most likely seen displays of maple leaf cookie boxes in airport duty-free stores and souvenir shops. They sure look like a gimmick, given the steep price at which they are sold and the fact that they bring together two of Canada’s conspicuous icons: the maple leaf, and mapleContinue Reading

Staying at a Ryokan in Japan: Helpful Tips + Dos and Don’ts

Staying at a Ryokan in Japan: Helpful Tips + Dos and Don’ts

Of all my travels, my trip to Japan stands out as the one that surprised, unsettled, and amazed me the most. Out of everything I did during my stay in Japan, my experience in a ryokan is one of the souvenirs I remember most vividly. There was a long list of things I wanted toContinue Reading

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

Have you heard that éclairs are the new macarons? The classic dainty French pastry, described by the Larousse Gastronomique as a “small elongated pastry made with choux pastry, filled with cream, and glazed with fondant,” has taken the pastry world by storm this year. For most of its 160 years of existence, the éclair was aContinue Reading

How to Make Gougères, a Step-By-Step Recipe (With Flavor Variations)

How to Make Gougères, a Step-By-Step Recipe (With Flavor Variations)

I have long been addicted to gougères. These cheesy savory choux-like confections that are light as air, with a slight crunch on the outside and a moist, tender interior are like the posh version of cheese puffs and they taste better than your favorite cheese crackers. They’re the perfect finger food, guaranteed to wow guestsContinue Reading

{Food on Film} See How a French Artisan Makes Croissants and Classic Danish Pastries

{Food on Film} See How a French Artisan Makes Croissants and Classic Danish Pastries

Usually, the first thing we do after dropping our bags in Paris is to go out to our favorite neighborhood café for a petit déj’, the classic Parisian breakfast. Consisting of an orange pressée (freshly pressed orange juice), coffee and either a croissant or tartines (sliced baguette with butter and jam), I find it theContinue Reading