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France’s Pastry King: Pierre Hermé reveals chocolate's secrets

© Bertrand Guay, AFP | Pastries made by French pastry chef Pierre Hermé on display in Paris on September 5, 2013

A star ingredient in the world of baking, chocolate is also the most difficult raw material to master. It takes years of experience to learn all its secrets. The French pastry king Pierre Hermé lets us inside his chocolate factory and reveals the secrets to his mouth-watering creation.

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2017-04-20 opera

Backstage at the ballet: Paris's Opera Garnier

The Opera Garnier in Paris is a living monument to classical dance in France. For generations, ballet dancers have appeared on its stage, transfixing audiences. But the Opera's...

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2017-04-14 France

The Jura region’s treasured ‘Salt Road’

For almost a millennium, it was called the “white gold” for its ability to conserve food. Salt is a treasure of the Jura region in eastern France. In the town of...

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2017-04-07 France

The French art of making luxury saddles

The Haute Vienne region, in central France, is home to a centuries-old tradition: leather production. But it’s a dying skill, and only one tannery still operates here today. With...

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2017-03-31 France

France's Auvergne: Spas, a volcano and mountain springs

The central French region of Auvergne is shaped by its waterways, with its history told by its famed thermal baths. In Saint Nectaire, a spa town with a glorious past. Meanwhile,...

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2017-03-24 France

All the chef’s presidents: Meet the cook who catered to three French presidents

Guillaume Gomez is the head chef at France's Elysée Palace, meaning he cooks for the French president. His kitchen is like no other, as the menu changes every day. The rules are...

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