While I'm not new to making macarons, I've had my pitfalls with them in the past. Not having a strict recipe to follow never really helped either. However, following the holy grail of recipes found in the Ladurée cook book, with some of my own minor changes, is my claim to success. I've even found … Continue reading Goe Eat: des macarons
My favorite desserts are rustic -- very evidently homemade & from scratch -- pies & tarts. I've never been big on cookies, cupcakes or even traditional cake. A sweet filling paired with an almost savory crust allows for so many different textures and flavors in one bite. That being said, when you just want to whip … Continue reading Goe Eat: Blueberry Tart
Rewind the clock six years to Parthenay, France, December 2010. The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, which also contains more commonly known cities such as Bordeaux and La Rochelle, was where I spent my senior year of high school as a study abroad student. The memory I'd like to share was on my friend Hannah's farm, a pastry chef from … Continue reading Goe Eat: Pavlova Layer Cake
When life gives you pumpkins, don't just carve them into Jack-o-lanterns and let them rot. I've had the pleasure of being able to turn home grown vegetables into beautiful dishes while here in France. When looking over a beautiful deep orange pumpkin I thought, enough with soup, let's make bread. Using other organic ingredients, I created … Continue reading Goe Eat: Pumpkin Bread Recipe
While King Louis Philippe has been long gone, and the monarchy with him, Café Louis Philippe is still alive and kicking. In a little segment I'd like to call, "get to know Goe," I'll let you all know that I lived in France six years ago. I moved to a little suburb outside of Angoulême … Continue reading The end of the monarchy
Like the Edgar Degas painting also known as "L'absinthe", dans un café is most likely where you'll find me in my free time. Many Parisians take their morning espresso in the tabac closest to their flat or place of work. It's a simple and cheap way to throw back the liquid energy necessary to start … Continue reading Dans un café
I'm a big champion for the "breakfast of champions" lifestyle. I'm pretty positive all my favorite foods lie in the breakfast category. Eggs - versatile and great sources of protein. Vegetables & Fruit - great sources of vitamins that boost your energy early in the morning. Coffee - shouldn't need explaining. Bread - because like Oprah, I too love bread.