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Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January.  This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make a round almond pastry cake that families buy to share, and celebrate a holiday where […]
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Christmas In Paris

The City of Lights literally sparkles at night during the festive winter season, as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and narrow streets of Paris glow with twinkling lights, Christmas ornaments and decorations through the New Year.  Share on Facebook
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Christmas Markets in Paris

Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties.  Each market has its own character, but it very much feels like being in Strasbourg, or the really charming […]
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Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris during this holiday, preparation is key, as you need to plan ahead and order your […]
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Beaujolais Festival In Paris

Next week, on November 17, Parisians and the world celebrate the arrival of 2016′s Beaujolais by uncorking the season’s fresh and juicy crop. Restaurants, cafes, bars and brasseries all share in the celebration.  All the more reason to pop some fruity wine, given the recent horrible events — it is, in essence, an act of la resistance and […]
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Wild Mushrooms In Paris

This is the time of year for fresh wild mushrooms in Paris.  The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs.  As Paris gets back to its rhythm, going to the marches may itself be an […]
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