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Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Chocolate, almond and cinnamon spirals with French-style café au lait If you love pain au chocolate then this easy breakfast pastry is a must. Simple and quick to make they are the perfect accompaniment to café au lait. Serves: 4 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 30 g butter, melted 100 g dark chocolate, finely …

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It is a great time of year for shellfish and here clams and crab combine with chorizo and potato in a warming seafood chowder. Crab and clam chowder with chorizo Serves: 4 1 kg clams, scrubbed 100 ml dry white wine 600 ml chicken or fish stock 25 g butter 150 g chorizo, sliced 1 …

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Here in France the strawberry season starts off early with the arrival of a small, slightly oblong little strawberry called gariguette. One might expect a rather sharp, watery, bland little fruit but actually gariguettes are renowned for their sweet and well rather strawberry-like flavour – sadly so many strawberries you buy today, because we demand …

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