Keeping Up With Douce France

La Galette des Rois: the King maker cake

Every year in January, to celebrate the Epiphany, the French share "La Galette des Rois" - namely Kings' Cake - with friends and family. Here is ev...

What about candied chestnuts?

The seasonal confection originated in southern France and northern Italy, where chestnut trees are plentiful. Prior to the Crusades, there was no s...

The history and virtues of chocolate in a nutshell

Some scientists say humans have been using and consuming cacao beans for at least 2,000 years, while some historians suggest that it might date bac...

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