Category Archives: Sweet tooth

Nice people and good food

Cherry festival before Christmas

A French song “Le temps des cerises” speaks about the cherry season being the time of sweet insouciance lasting a very short period, like youth, like the season of their harvest. Next weekend, from 30th November to 2nd December, Young, … Continue reading

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Wine, music and art to be discovered under the palm tree

In a region you wouldn’t expect to be appropriate for anything but pawpaw and mango orchards, Marianne Lethbridge and her husband Edward Murray are growing grapes. In the sub-tropical area of Australia in a place called Vintner’s Secret Vineyard in … Continue reading

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Macaroons, profiteroles, colors and taste in Sydney

“Croquembouche”, a sophisticated arrangement of profiteroles, is made from small, round, custard-filled pastries, which are held together in the shape of a pyramid by caramelized sugar. It looks very much like a house of cards or a mountain of glasses … Continue reading

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A journey in Jonathan’s conservatory of ancient apples

  At first glance, the visitor is transported in another world, as if he had passed the mirror of Alice’s wonderland. Behind the mirror, the Pialligo orchard appears like granny’s loft, fully packed with treasures stored randomly in a joyful … Continue reading

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Back to basics and peel burning hot chestnuts

Good food does not only rely on the art of the chef, but also on the quality of commodities. As part of their commitment, chefs are regularly investigating in order to track down the right providers. This is how Richard … Continue reading

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The unexpected French tablecloth in the Queensland hinterland

In a patisserie in Queensland, I was stunned to find the best lemon tart I have ever tasted. I discovered the place recently, in the quite isolated village of Cooroy, in the Noosa hinterland. It is called La maison de … Continue reading

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The baker’s happiness is in the meadow

Tom Moore is not only a baker in whose shop, Knead Patisserie, you can get real crunchy butter croissants, but also somebody who wants to change things. This is what he proves when he says: “Enjoying good food is all … Continue reading

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