Brioche Praline in Lyon

A trip to Lyon is mandatory in France if you’re a food lover. ¬†As the birthplace of what we call modern gastronomy. legendary chefs and Michelin starred restaurants keep this city buzzing with innovative, inventive cuisine alongside classic yet simple Lyonnaise fare. The outdoor markets of Lyon bring together perhaps the best produce, meat, pastries…

Pannetone in Milan

Growing up around Italian families, pannetone was a Christmas staple at my house. It’s not really something that we ever made, but we’ve definitely received our fair share of pannetone Christmas gifts. Originating in Milan, the pannetone is a yeasted sweet bread traditionally baked in a brown baking cup and rises up high to resemble…

How to Make Dutch Pancakes

I’m usually a morning person but I have to admit, this was early even for me. I’ve become quite accustomed to waking up at more sensible hours than 4am. Today though, I reverted to my old sleeping pattern. I arrived at the pancake bakery promptly at 5am before breakfast. There’s something about the calm in…

Making Belgian Wafels

Armed with only an address and a name, I set out to Bruges to find Edouard, the wafel master. I have never just walked into a bakery and asked to be shown how to make something. Thank goodness for Jack for putting in a good word. I walked into Eetcafe just outside of the main…