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McCafe, Dijon, France - Food Gypsy

McCafé – French Style

January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where to go for a fancy cup of coffee while shopping in downtown Dijon, France?  A quite little out-of-the-way café perhaps?  Nope, it was McCafé France  for a little golden arches action to see what McDonald’s...

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The Mists of Beaune, A Wet Day in Wine Country

January 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

The day was wet, a fine mist hung in the air, we huddled together under the cover our our umbrella on a romantic afternoon on the ‘Route des Grands Crus’, a journey through of some of France’s...

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When in Dijon, Buy Fancy Mustard

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

When in Italy, buy shoes.  When in Mexico, buy tequila.  When in Dijon, go straight to The Maille Mustard Shop for Dijon’s famous mustard. Shelves teem with jars, serving vessels, vinegars, pickles and mustards in a dizzying array of...

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Les Halles – the Market of Dijon

January 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

You learn a great deal about the culture of food in an open market, it’s both social and commercial.  Les Halles, Dijon’s Central Market, is a snapshot of Burgundy’s gourmet lifestyle, except in France it’s just called...

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Foie Gras – Pure and Simple

January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The making of foie gras is a simple, though messy process.  The fattened liver is soft and breaks apart easily, so each step must be handled with care and precision.   Unless you’ve attended culinary school or...

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The Question of Foie Gras

January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In France, consuming foie gras is not a question of ethics, there’s no quibbling over whether we should have it or boycott its very existence.  The debate is: how much foie gras do we need?...

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A Taste of Burgundy, The Holidays in France

January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

This holiday season we made a pilgrimage to France, for a taste of Burgundy.  It was a journey home for the Chef in my life, time to connect with family, to breath the air of the French countryside and...

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Our intrepid traveler, Food Gypsy Editor, Astrid DesLandes (aka: The French Girl) is just returned from gallivanting though the French countryside, enjoying more than just wine in bottles (who knew!), now sends us a...

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Postcards from France ~

April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fab Food Gypsy Editor, Astrid DesLandes (aka: The French Girl) is currently gallivanting though the French countryside, there appears to be wine involved....

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