Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Episode 2 GOODfood+wine aka Paris GOODfood+wine Airs February 15th

Episode 2 GOODfood+wine aka Paris GOODfood+wine Airs February 15th 2015

by Paige Donner

If you read French and keep on top of French culinary news, you may already have bookmarked several of these articles that buzzed around the social media waves these past weeks, namely how France is mounting a campaign of Gastro-Diplomacy

Well, we here at GOODfood+wine (aka Paris GOODfood+wine) applaud these efforts. In fact, I wholeheartedly embrace the synergy of the first episode airing the very same month that the French government officially launched the spearheading of their formal worldwide communications campaign about the abiding merits of French cuisine.

EPISODE 2 AIRING ON WRP Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The second episode of Paris GOODfood+wine (aka GOODfood+wine) airs this Sunday on World Radio Paris.  If you live outside Paris and don't get the station on your radio dial,not to worry. You can catch the episode on replay, along with Episode 1 as well, at WRP/ListenAgain.

Chef Yannick Alléno Paris/ Pavillon Ledoyen  3 Etoiles Michelin/  Février 2015
Chef Yannick Alléno Paris/ Pavillon Ledoyen 3 Etoiles Michelin/ Février 2015

By the way, Chef Yannick Alléno is the Paris chef who was just awarded a third Michelin star for the restaurant he bought last year, Pavillon Ledoyen. You will hear more about it, plus an interview I did with him about his love of wine, in this episode, Episode 2 of Paris GOODfood+wine

EPISODE 2 - The show lineup:

In this Episode of Paris GOOD food+wine, we'll be hearing from Alec Lobrano, our featured guest restaurant reviewer and author of Hungry for Paris. He'll give us the scoop about Chef Yannick Alleno's re-envisioned Pavillon Ledoyen. The Pavillon Ledoyen is an iconic Parisian restaurant that this supertstar chef recently installed himself in as Executive Chef and owner.

Next you'll hear an interview I did with Chef Alléno himself about his love of wine and his winemaking collaboration with Côtes du Rhône organic wine champion, Michel Chapoutier.

Frédéric Lalos, Master Baker
Frédéric Lalos, Master Baker

Then you'll get to hear an interview our contributor and pâtisserie specialist, Gabrielle Mondesire, did with Frédéric Lalos, a baker whose praises are sung throughout Paris and even throughout France.

Krug Sounds

Lastly, if music be the food of love, then Krug has a corner on it. At least that's the sense you get when you listen to Krug's President, Margareth Henriquez, who explains to us why men prefer tannins and women tend to naturally take to the sing-song of champagne.

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Valentine's Day Incites Passion For...Chocolate!

by Paige Donner

This Valentine's Day why not indulge in a bit of self-love?  Yes, I mean CHOCOLATE!

The good thing about eating chocolate is that it's actually included in the grouping of Nature's Super Foods

Gotta love nature! 

If you happen to be in Paris, you can pick up some fancy sweet chocolate treats at the most gourmet of gourmet shops that Parisians like to keep all to themselves: Méert.

These photo below are just a couple of examples of what you can find there. 

Méert Valentine's Day Gift Box - Chocolate!
Méert Valentine's Day Gift Box - Chocolate!
Méert Valentine's Day Gift Box - Chocolate!

This sweet treat is the specialty on offer at the picturesque, lovely, and very traditional Café de la Paix, just in the shadows of the Palais Garnier, the Opéra de Paris. 

©T.CARON- Café de la Paix Saint Valentin
©T.CARON- Café de la Paix Saint Valentin

And if you read French (or use an online translate app)  and want to try out a fabulous recipe for making your own holiday chocolate bonbons full of taste and passion, this comes courtesy of Le Cordon Bleu, the wonderful cooking school in Paris that once welcomed even Julia Child

Happy Valentine's Day - photo courtesy Le Cordon Bleu
Happy Valentine's Day - photo courtesy Le Cordon Bleu

La Saint-Valentin approche ! Voici une bonne occasion de préparer soi-même ses chocolats pour les offrir à l'être aimé et de tester la technique du tempérage du chocolat, clé de la réussite de vos bonbons.

Pour 40 bonbons

Dans cette recette :

  • chocolat de couverture 70 %
  • beurre de cacao coloré
  • pulpe de fruit de la Passion
  • poudre d'or alimentaire
  • Trimoline®





Caramel passion
50 ml d'eau
90 g de sucre
15 g de Trimoline® (sucre inverti)
30 g de beurre
45 ml de crème liquide
50 g de sucre
30 g de pulpe de fruit de la Passion
Moules et enrobage
20 g de beurre de cacao coloré (facultatif)
poudre d'or alimentaire
400 g de chocolat de couverture 70 %
Note2 moules à chocolat en polycarbonate de 20 empreintes

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I Love Lemons, Frozen Too

Reblogged by Paige Donner

I have a major lemon addiction. I confess. And it's not just during detox time, after the holidays. It's a year-round thing. Lemonade in the summer, hot water, lemon and honey in the winter. So what joy to find that, like the bouillon craze sweeping East Coast USA, there is a parallel frozen-grated-lemon craze for us who like the lemon-y appeal of things.

Lemon Health!

What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other

than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

 lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times

more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.
And yes, that's what you've been wasting.

from now on, by following this simple procedure of

freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes,
you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier. 

It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators

in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

Place your washed lemon in your freezer. Then grateit on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastierand you get to live healthier and longer! That's the lemon secret!

Better late than never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon! 
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.
It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. 
Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories
interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.
You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know
that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.
Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the
horrific effects of chemotherapy. 
7 Reasons why you must drink warm lemon water every morning
How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is
kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial

multimillionaires large corporations?

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. 

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the

pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc...
It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting

is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer..
It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against
bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal
parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is
too high and an antidepressant,
combats stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from
one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says
that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the
extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in
12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas...
The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world,
slowing the growth of cancer cells. 
And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.
So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!
* Note This is a reblogged post. I have not verified the veracity of these claims made here.