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Hotel Plaza Athénée to host pop-up restaurant

Dubbed “Bancs d’Hiver,” the temporary winter menu at the Hotel Plaza Athénée will serve a multi-course meal themed around seasonal winter ingredients. The menu includes dishes like cream of chestnut soup, roasted pears, with cream and Savoie biscuits, and raclette, a traditional, hearty French dish that involves melting cheese over boiled potatoes, ham and pickles. [...]

Danish chef Rene Redzepi

The 10 Hardest to Get Restaurant Reservations

Eater.com has just released a list of the 10 hardest restaurant reservations to get in the world — and also offers tips on how to defy the odds and squeak one in. Not surprisingly, Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma topped food blog Eater.com’s list, as it receives 20,000 reservation requests a day. The Copenhagen [...]

Pierre Herme cookbook Pastries

Pierre Hermé’s New Cookbook ‘Pastries’

French pastry chef Pierre Hermé is set to release a cookbook filled with some of the recipes and pastries that have made his name a powerful brand around the world. Pierre Hermé gives readers a hundred recipes that reinvent classic French cakes and desserts into innovative new flavor combinations, like croissants filled with rose-scented almond [...]

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Foie gras burger in Japan

US fast-food chain Wendy’s, known for its square beef patties and baked potatoes, on Tuesday unveiled a foie gras burger as it sprang back into life in Japan. Two years after shutting up shop because of falling profits, Wendy’s is hoping its exotic new menu will tickle the sophisticated Japanese palate. The regular buns are [...]

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2011 Yule Logs from Paris pastry chefs

Forget yule logs shaped like fire wood and studded with holly berries. When master French pastry chefs make their bûches de Noël, they’re wrapped in gold leaf, shellacked in a glossy caramel veneer and covered in leopard print. In a YouTube video created by food blog Paris by Mouth, a bevy of cakes made by [...]

Nespresso variations 2011

Nespresso Christmas variations 2011

Nespresso have just launched three brand spanking new flavors for Christmas: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Blossom and Cherry.

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