The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

September 4, 2012
by Melissa
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Macaron mania!

My husband and I came back from our trip to Paris in April with an obsession for macarons. Prior to our trip, I had tried macarons from a few different places here in the U.S. and I’d even made my … Continue reading

May 22, 2012
by Melissa
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French bread and other delights.

When we were in Paris on vacation last month, we were fortunate enough to be able to frequent Poilâne, a famous French bakery, nearly every day. Their shop near The Eiffel Tower was just a block from a metro stop … Continue reading

May 6, 2012
by Melissa
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The best French macarons in France?

Before we ever set foot in Paris, I knew that we would be headed to two famous French pastry shops, Pierre Hermé and Ladurée, to sample French macarons. Just in case you haven’t tried a French macaron yet, they are … Continue reading

July 20, 2011
by Melissa
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Green with (garden) envy.

Just because I didn’t eat a meal at The French Laundry doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to see it up close. So we walked down the streets of Yountville, CA,  and took a peek. The outside of the restaurant … Continue reading