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5 Genius Ways to Decorate Madeleines

Scalloped French Madeleines are gorgeous and tasty on their own, but they also make a remarkably pretty palette for decoration. (All you need in order to make them is the right pan!) The video below illustrates five genius ways to decorate the sweet treats so beloved by Marcel Proust and …

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Inside Thessaloniki’s Best Seafood Restaurant

Nestled next to the Aegean Sea in the northeast of Greece is Thessaloniki, a cultural melting pot of a city fusing people and flavours together. With a rich tapestry of history, where old and new sit side by side, where byzantine buildings rub shoulders with new, old fashioned “ouzerias” sit …

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Why Editing Matters

Yesterday I wrote those deeply satisfying words, The End. At least, metaphorically I did. I had reached the last words of the last chapter of my current work in progress, the second book in the historical fantasy series, Warrior Bards. It felt pretty good to be finished after months and …

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How to Make the Best Madeleines Ever

Chuck Williams had a soft spot for these tender French sweets. Madeleine pans, also called plaques, were among the first baking pans that Chuck brought to America in the late 1950s, and they were the most popular items for a year or two in his store. In his recipe, sifting the flour …

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The World’s 50 Best Vineyards 2019: See the list

The inaugural list of The World’s 50 Best Vineyards has been revealed with Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina being named the Best Vineyard in the World. Zuccardi Valle de Uco, located at the foot of the Andes in the Mendoza region, was awarded gold for the stunning architectural design …

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Achieve Your Writing Goals

There are times when writing is easy, when you get through that daily word count without too much effort. And there are times when the final goal – that moment when you can type The End – seems very far away. There will be days when you think it will …

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Lufthansa Launches Michelin Chef In-Flight Menu for Kids

Chicken nuggets, fish fingers, hot dogs no more. Adults with a taste for fine dining now have something to be envious about in their children’s meals if they happen to be flying with German airline Lufthansa.  This month, Lufthansa launched a new in-flight kid’s menu in collaboration with chef Alexander …

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