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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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Chocolate Plate

Chocolate Plate

December 15th, 2009  | Category: Food, Photo Blog


After I returned back from Paris, I invited a few friends over for dinner. Here's a sampler plate of Parisian chocolates. Needless to say, they were all gone in a matter of minutes. Details later in the week...

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Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

January 08th, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


Here's the Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel with Marzipan Mushrooms and Acorns we enjoyed at the New Year's Eve dinner party. Come December, there would be a debate at the Mansion on what to prepare for the dinner party. For dessert, a few would always insist on a chocolate and raspberry cake, just because nothing can top that. Some wouldn't even participate in the debate, since ...

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

October 30th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Muffins and Cupcakes


I don't remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.

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