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Saint-Germain greed!

The neighborhood seemed to have turned into a tourist luna park with the overrated so called « Saint-Germain food tours »,  heavy duty luxury brands, outragously expensive drinks and lousy restaurants. I might have to revise this point of view after a visit at The Smiths. Don’t pass judgements about the British sounding name and enter this…
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Are Macaroons pastry pornography?

One of the most asked question is: where to find the best macaroons? Here is a valuable answer. Of course, I already stated that macaroons are on the way out, éclairs are the new macaroons as charcoal grey is the new black! But if you really want to taste the real thing, hands off Ladurée…
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In the steps of Marie-Antoinette

It is the oldest chocolate supplier in Paris. Operating since 1761, Queen Marie-Antoinette was a regular for her chocolate pralines and other sweet specialties and God knows she had a sweet tooth! This year again, A la mère de famille is still listed among the 10 best chocolatiers in town. On top of their fabulous…
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