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Hunting for the Best Boeuf Bourguignon in France

Paris may be experiencing unseasonably warm and sunny weather at the moment, but we’re still readying ourselves for the chilly months to come and dishing on our favorite addresses serving up boeuf bourguignon, a comforting winter French favorite. Enjoy! -ErinWhere to taste France's best Boeuf Bourguignon, a savory and rich traditional beef stew from Burgundy

Auprès du Clocher

Julia Child immortalized boeuf bourguignon in featuring it on her first French cooking show. At the start of the episode, she says in her distinct high-pitched trill, “it’s a wonderful show to begin our series on because it shows you so many useful things about French cooking.” Indeed by watching the 30-minute segment, a must-see on YouTube, you’ll learn how to brown meat, braise onions, sauté mushrooms, and make a wine sauce. However, it’s also clear this is a recipe that requires time and patience. “People don’t make it right because it takes too much time” is a phrase I heard often during visits to Burgundy, the birthplace of the beloved French dish. Luckily there are some places that are getting it right.

Boeuf Bourgignon France. Where to get the best of the Bourgignon.

Alan C.

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Marjorie Taylor of The Cook’s Atelier – Perfect for Halloween

With Halloween rapidly approaching, our friend Marjorie Taylor’s recipe for Pumpkin Spice Bread is exactly what we’re craving. Her website, The Cook’s Atelier, is full of great food and cooking ideas…

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by Marjorie Taylor

The last days of summer flew by in a flash for me and it seems that by the time I finally caught my breath, we were already in the beginning of autumn.  The leaves are changing, there is a crispness to the air and you can smell the smoke from the neighbor’s fireplace.  The markets are giving way to the last little bit of summer produce and are beginning to reflect the season with a showing of heirloom apples, sweet pears, Cinderella pumpkins, quince and wild mushrooms. Continue Reading »

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American chef in Burgundy – Marjorie Taylor Visits the Fall Market in Beaune & Bakes Yummy Apple Tart

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Marjorie Taylor is the proprietor and cook  in The Cook’s Atelier, which she started in order to explore French regional culinary traditions and promote local artisans and sustainable farmers.  A long-time member of Chef’s Collaborative and Slow Food, she is inspired by farmers’ markets, small artisan food producers, eating locally and entertaining at home. Marjorie offers English language cooking classes and market tours in her lovely location in Beaune, (Burgundy) France.

She will also organize private classes and tours anywhere in France. Her blog focuses on real food that is fresh, local and sustainable and combines her interest in food, photography, travel and appreciating the little details in life.

Below, she writes about her visit to the Fall market in Beaune, Burgundy and the resulting classic French apple tart recipe she baked.

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