Note that this is from a trip I made to Paris just before the pandemic started. If you visit France, you will be introduced to a different kind of marshmallow: the guimauve. It is so very French, so elegant, and sophisticated. Unlike its dense and [...]
My recipe for the ultimate chocolate Guimauve (French marshmallow).
Just before COVID, I did a trip around Europe, following the trail of chocolate and, more specifically, hot chocolate. I went through Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Spain and had…well…a lot of hot chocolates. This was my very last hot chocolate of that trip [...]
One of the reasons that Bayonne is truly the capital of chocolate in France is that is represents all the different sides of the story. You can get the traditional (Casenave), the more modern takes (L.Raux) and they also have their own bean to bar [...]
This morning I woke up wishing I was back in Basque country, so I thought I’d keep telling you about the hot chocolates I had there. So today we are back in Bayonne for another hot chocolate, this time at L. Raux Chocolatier. You may [...]
Pretty much exactly a year ago today I was in Paris. I was walking around, almost running, trying to get to as many of the hot chocolate spots on my wish list before taking the TGV from Montparnasse to go to Bayonne. The plan was [...]