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Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

February 24th, 2010  | Category: Travel


After visiting Denise Acabo's shop in Paris, I became a whole other person. For instance, I started using a different kind of currency: Caramels! Let me explain further with an example: "Bonjour Monsieur, how much is this beautiful iron tray?" "60 Euros." "Mon Dieu! That's like 60 caramels." Sure it was beautiful. It even had a hypnotizing effect if you stared for too long, but still... What would ...

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Best Gift Ever

Best Gift Ever

February 11th, 2010  | Category: Food, Photo Blog


Best gift I have ever received. EVER. Would you like to take a peek inside?

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Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

January 29th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Friends


This cake was inspired by so many things, I don't know where to start. Actually, I do. Paris. Denise Acabo's shop, A l'Etoile d'Or. Mr Genin's caramels lined up on the white marble counter top. Mango and passion fruit caramels, to be specific. New Year's Eve dinner party at my friends' house has been a tradition for over 10 years and I've been baking cakes for the occasion for ...

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Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

January 07th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


The only downside - and I assure you, there is only one downside - of buying a jar of Henri Le Roux's famous caramel spread "Le Caramelier" is the fast-approaching expiration date. The jar I brought back from Denise Acabo's shop A l'Etoile d'Or had an expiration date of 19/12/09 written on it, which meant that I only had two weeks to finish it. And believe me, that's ...

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A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

December 23rd, 2009  | Category: Travel


On my second day in Paris, I met David Lebovitz at the Blanche metro station right across The Moulin Rouge and visited the best candy shop in Paris: A l'Etoile d'Or. If you're an avid reader of food blogs, you've probably already heard about A l'Etoile d'Or and it's owner, Denise Acabo. Is there anyone else in the world like her? With her cute schoolgirl uniform (complete with ...

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