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photo des poivrons farcis à la brandade de Nimes

Recipe About “Brandade de Nîmes”: This typical fish dish from the city of Nîmes, in the Languedoc Roussillon, is made of a refined salt cod puree. It is also known as “Cod Brandade”. The name comes from the Provençal word “brandado” meaning “things stirred”. Indeed, the Brandade’s success is mainly based on a very prolonged
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home made chestnut pine nuts corsican bread

Recipe Chestnut flour is very important in Corsican cuisine because in the old days, when means of communication with the continent were rare and expensive, the Corsican did not have enough wheat on the island to reach self-sufficiency. As a consequence, to replace wheat flour they used chestnut flour because chestnut trees are very abundant
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Brésil 2005Brazil 2005

In 2005 I did a six-months internship in Brazil. This was a fantastic experience. I got to learn speaking Portuguese and to understand this fascinating culture. Brazil has always been my favourite country ever since.

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royaume de l'épiphanie fait maison

Twelfth Night (Epiphanie) concludes the Christmas holidays and is traditionally celebrated with a big party closing the season.  At the feasts, people often eat a special bread or cake with a bean, coin, or figurine baked in it. The person getting the piece with the good luck token becomes the Twelfth Night King or Queen.
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top-of lunas and joncels mountain bike route map

During our holiday in the South of Frane we cycled in the hills of Lunas and Joncels. Lunas and Joncels are two very small villages located in the inland of Languedoc, 50 km from the coast. It was a very hilly and difficult ride (the first 7 km are uphill on rocky ways…). But it
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around salagou lake mountain bike

A nice and fun loop around the Salagou lake. The salagou lake is an artificial lake with very unique red soil and lots of hills. It is located 50 km North-East from Montpellier. A fun ride with only one difficulty: the climb after les Vailhés. Be careful of the heat in the summer and take
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photo d'une bouteille de Muscat de Frontignan

Where does it come from? This wine is produced in the village where I go each and every summer: Frontignan. It is a little village by the mediterranean cost, between Sète and Montpellier. Muscat de Frontignan is an “appellation d’origine contrôlée” (AOC). This means it is: made exlusively from  a special grape variety called “Muscat
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zoom on an home made yorkshire pudding

I have tried one of the most difficult dishes of English cuisine: Yorkshire pudding. It is traditionally served with a Sunday roast. It seems easy to do (only 3 ingredients) but it is very difficult to make them rise. I will give you the secret!!! Ingredients (serves 2) 2 eggs 60 g flour