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Mushroom and Comte tartlets

Recipe: Mushroom and Comté tartlets

Chef Laura Pope has worked together with Comté cheese to create a recipe for mushroom and thyme tartlets, great for your Christmas party

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Cassoulet recipe

Discover the history behind the French classic cassoulet and make your own cassoulet with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Michel Guérard © Corentin Mossière

Lean French cuisine

Michelin-three-star chef Michel Guérard’s slimline dishes give a guilt-free spin to French favourites. He offers Zoë McIntyre a lesson in lightening up

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Vanilla-infused pumpkin soup

Slimming French Recipes

Enjoy the richness of French cuisine without worrying about your waistline with these recipes from chef Michel Guérard’s new cookbook

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A plate of perfectly cooked moules marinières

Learn how to make moules marinières

This mainstay of French seaside holidays is simple to prepare at home, says Rosa Jackson

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Beaujolais

Ten things to know about Beaujolais Nouveau

Prepare for the release of Beaujolais Nouveau on 20 November with ten top facts to know before you go

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Bryan Adams

My France interview: Bryan Adams

The Canadian rock star and photographer, best known for his hit singles Summer Of ’69 and Run To You, spent time in the south of France before buying an apartment in Paris. He talks to Zoë McIntyre about singing in French and cycling in Paris

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Mousse au chocolat  © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Mousse au chocolat

Find out the origins of this rich chocolate mousse and make your own with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Tarte Tatin © Snap and Stir

Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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Vineyards just outside Carcassonne's walls, © iStockphoto

Exploring Languedoc’s wine country

Out of the shadow of Carcassonne’s medieval turrets, Languedoc’s vineyards are emerging into a brighter future. Dominic Rippon pays a visit.

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Irresistible chocolate chestnut truffles, © Joanne Harris

Recipe: P’tite Mère’s chocolate chestnut truffles

Have a go at this recipe from Joanne Harris to make your own heavenly chocolate truffles

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Barfleur harbour, © Fotolia

Village life: The beauty from within

The Normandy village of Barfleur has a rich maritime heritage, as Paul Lamarra discovers during a visit to the harbourside community

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White garlic of Lomagne © OT Lomagne

Garlic Galore: Summer Garlic Festivals in France

The humble allium has become an emblem of French cuisine and inspires festivals across the south-west, says Vanessa Couchman

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