A four course dinner on the French Riviera

A four course dinner on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has no shortage of beautiful, sun-kissed coastal towns: Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes, Eze...  But Monte-Carlo has a way of sparking the imagination.

After the Vatican City, Monaco is the smallest country in the world. This rocky country nestled on steep hills that drop off into the Mediterranean is divided into four neighborhoods: Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte-Carlo, and Fontvieille. Of these four, Monte Carlo is the main resort and residential area, popular with tourists around the world.

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Turmeric and the mysteries of the golden spice

Turmeric and the mysteries of the golden spice

Hailed as a trendy root, but once humbly thought of as the poor man’s saffron, turmeric is now glowing.

In its raw state, turmeric is a small, knotty, fingerlike rhizome resembling it’s more familiar family member, ginger.  More often than not you will find it in powdered form ranging in color from bright yellow to golden orange.

Even Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has replaced synthetic food colors Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 with turmeric as a natural, alternative coloring agent.

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Does French-Canadian count as a relevant topic on Bastille Day?

Does French-Canadian count as a relevant topic on Bastille Day?

The Montreal food scene represents a spin on French food that highlights local ingredients such as maple syrup, root vegetables, and game, such as caribou, goose, and wapiti, as well as lamb and emu.

Known for its comfort food as well as adventurous plates that lure travelers to the area. Salmon and mussels are also frequently used in local dishes. Strongest influences on the cuisine are that of Ireland and France, both of which are the largest ethnic groups in Quebec.

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