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  • Vinexpo Paris

    Spending 3 days in Paris

    I fell in love with Paris around the same time I fell in love with Ronald. My first visit to the city of lights was with him 30 years ago. And since we have moved to Bordeaux we try to take a trip to Paris at least once a...

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  • Gougères Cheese puffs

    When I moved from the Netherlands to France I had to adopt a whole new set of traditions, habits and rules. I quickly discovered that in France many of the traditions of society involve food in some way or another. One of the traditions that I found easiest to...

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  • Hachis Parmentier au canard

    My upscale version of Hachis Parmentier with duck confit and sweet potatoes will be a sure hit with your guests. And it will be a sure hit with you because you can prepare this dish up to 2 days in advance. The original Hachis Parmentier is a classic French...

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  • A humble soup with royal origins

    I cannot imagine my kitchen without onions. They are the easiest ingredient to add flavour and depth to so many dishes. Start sautéing an onion and everyone who enters your house will comment how good it smells. Nevertheless onions don’t always get the credit they deserve. For many years...

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  • Amsterdam

    Once you have made your decision to travel to Bordeaux you have to decide on your flights. The obvious option is to plan your route via Paris. But you could also consider making Amsterdam part of your itinerary. With several direct flights per day from Amsterdam to Bordeaux it...

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