Monica Patterson

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Seasonal and Black Friday Champagne price wars fiercer than ever

Champagne price wars in the run-up to Christmas are fiercer than ever this year – but are also a reality of a market dominated by the major …

Sainsbury's

creamy chicken gnocchi soup (olive garden copycat)

<i>Save money and eat healthier by making a copycat version of the Olive Garden creamy chicken gnocchi soup!</i><p>Over the past month our family has taken a …

Italian Icons: Homemade Gnocchi

A guide to authentic homemade Italian gnocchi, a traditional recipe usually prepared with potatoes: tips, ingredients and even some chef's touches.

Ruth Reichl Talks Comfort Food, Her Favorite Cookbooks, and the Joy of Perfect Gnocchi

When <i>Gourmet</i> closed up shop in 2009, editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl was just as blindsided as the magazine's thousands of dedicated readers. In <i>My Kitchen Year</i>, Reichl revisits the institution's traumatizing collapse, interweaving her account of the difficult days and months that followed with the …

Recipes

Rare Champagne grapes flourish with global warming

1 / 5<p>A worker harvests grapes for Michel Drappier, a winemaker in the Urville area of Champagne province<p>A worker harvests grapes for Michel Drappier, …

Campton Place Hot Chocolate

Before I came to Spago, I lived and worked in San Francisco. Critics hailed my Hot Chocolate Elixir at Campton Place as the "best hot chocolate …

Flourless Salted Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A creative way to enjoy hot chocolate in the summertime: Salted hot chocolate in flourless cookie form -- a naturally gluten-free and dairy-free cookie that is crackly and chewy with gooey fudge middle.<p>This recipe is based off a simple flourless chocolate cookie recipe, but has …

Dessert

5 Reasons to Skip Paris and Head to Montreal

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” While I love Paris and agree with this quote, I also think that Montreal is always a good …

France

The Best Lunch Spot in 16 Montreal Neighbourhoods

Whether you want to eat where you live, or live where you eat, it’s always important to know where the best lunch spot is in any given area of the …

Guided Tour Through the Storybook Villages of Alsace, France

Welcome to enchanting Riquewihr in Alsace, France, the first of many storybook villages on our journey through one of the most beautiful and …

The Prettiest Town in Alsace

Shares 695<p>Colmar is one of the prettiest towns I have ever seen. Its cobblestone streets and walkways, flower-lined canals, sidewalk cafes, and …

Potato, onion and bacon casserole recipe from Alsace

Written by The Good Life France on March 9, 2012 in Main Courses<p>This dish for me represents rustic French cuisine at its best – simple to prepare, …

Claude Monet

Between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River: relief map of Alsace, France

Between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River: relief map of Alsace, France

An Alsace Spring: Visiting and Tasting

<b>Springtime seems to be so much about Alsace, or at least it seems to be the case for me. This year it started with a visit to Alsace at the close of</b> …

An Alsace Spring: Hugel Visit, Trimbach News

And to finish my piece on the ‘Alsace spring’, events relating to visits by the Hugel family…<p><b>Hugel is The Society’s oldest supplier for Alsace. We</b> …

Feel Alsace

Wedged between the <b>Vosges Mountains</b> and the <b>River Rhine</b>, <b>Alsace</b> is a European crossroads – and a mosaic of <b>rolling hills</b>, mountains and plains dotted …

Wine of Alsace: Wine on Friday

Orschwihr--Copyright ZVARDON-ConseilVinsAlsaceMany years ago I explored the little villages and towns on the famous “route du vin" in the Alsace. I …

Alsace wine tour: In search of the world's greatest white wines

Driving south from Strasbourg along the broad flat plain which borders the river Rhine, I’m filled with anticipation. In the distance to the left are the misty outlines of the Black Forest in Germany. Much closer, to the right, I can see the low forested mountains of the Vosges, and on the lower …

5 Can’t-Miss Alsace Food and Wine Experiences

Alsace is a place of harmonious juxtaposition. Storybook villages host humble inns alongside cutting-edge restaurants, and classic timber-framed …

France

Alsace, Where French and German Cultures Converge

<b>Alsace, a beautiful picturesque village as well as the fifth smallest AOC in France, is situated between the Vosges Mountains and the border of</b> …

Greek Salad Lettuce Leaves

I love these Greek salad Lettuce Leaves not only because it looks so great on a serving platter, but by using a sturdy type of lettuce, like Butter …

Long night of museums top 10 best places

Introduction<p>The Long Night of the Museums 2015 will take place on <b>Saturday May 16</b>. Here are 10 great spots to enjoy this unique and exciting …

What to do in Paris after you’ve seen the Louvre

If there’s one city in the world that every traveller should see, it’s Paris. It’s a city full of timeless art and exquisite architecture, …

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

It is always fun to start the week off with chocolate. So for all your chocolate nibbling needs throughout the week I bring you this super easy …

Dessert

Irish Beer Cheese Fondue

Top o’ the morning to you! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day (say what?!) and it’s time for me to start getting really <i>cheesy</i>. Er, nevermind, I’m pretty …

Cheese

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Toss cheese and cornstarch together and set aside. Bring wine to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in cheese and cornstarch …

19 Mouthwatering Fondue Recipes That You Need To Try

GREEN TEA FONDUE? CHOCOLATE ORANGE? S'MORES?<p>March 06, 2015<p>Fondue is easy to prepare, yet elegant, making it one of Spoon University’s favorite …

Cooking

17 Decadent cheese and chocolate fondue recipes

Nothing is sexier than oozy, gooey, delicious fondue. Even better when you share with that special someone — or a group of close friends. It's the …