Marie Asselin

Food + Travel Writer and Translator, Recipe Developer

Canada

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How to Make Macarons: A Detailed, Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

Macarons are a French delicacy I am completely crazy about. Since I can't always be in Paris close to my favorite pastry-chef, Pierre Hermé, I have decided to make my own. It's...

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How to Make Gnocchi

Having been in Italy for two weeks, it has been a bit difficult to keep up with the competition in Project Food Blog, away from home and without access to a kitchen for half of...

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How to Make and Wrap Dumplings

Last weekend, as a belated nod to Chinese New Year, I decided to stock up on dumplings. Once in a while, I make a big batch of these bite-size wonders and freeze them for future...

Restaurant Lists and Profiles

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Top 10 Bakeries in Quebec City

Quebec City’s “French charm” is one of the top reasons why tourists love to visit. Lots of travelers come to Quebec to enjoy a taste of France without having to suffer the long...

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Café Falco

A gem of a coffee place located out of the way in the industrial area of the Mile End, Café Falco is worth hunting for. Owned by a couple, Frédérik Froument and Yuko Toda, the...

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Bistros of Quebec City

Many people come to Quebec City dreaming of indulging in classic French cuisine. Although part of our culinary heritage does come from the French (yes, we have delicious...

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Choco-Musée Érico: The Destination for Chocolate Lovers

Visitors walking along St. Jean Street, in Quebec City's St-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, usually can't resist Choco-Musée Érico's charming storefront, with its quaint green...

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5 Outstanding Independent Coffee Shops in Montreal

The coffee scene is booming in Montreal, and new, independent coffee shops are sprouting across the city. New owners are part of the so-called "third-wave" of coffee makers, a...

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Local Expert to Quebec City

The best of Quebec City, from family activites to romantic hotels, shared by a travel-loving local.

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Quebec City's Ice Hotel: A Unique Way to Enjoy Winter

Quebec City's Hôtel de Glace is a hotel located just 10 minutes outside the city center that is built anew from the ground up every winter since 2001. Open from January to...

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Cap Tourmente: An Exceptional Bird-Watching and Outdoor Activity Site

Cap Tourmente is a National Wildlife Area located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, just 50 km outside of Quebec City. It's a popular outdoor activity site open to...

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Montreal's Quays of the Old Port

The Quays of the Old Port, a linear park that runs along the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal, welcomes over six million visitors annually, who come to enjoy the park's...

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Hôtel Gault, Montreal

Old Montreal is the Montreal neighborhood that is blessed with the most outstanding boutique accommodation options in the city. Travelers seeking a contemporary and intimate...

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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth ( Le Reine Élizabeth in French) may very well be the Montreal hotel with the richest history. Opened in 1958, it was at the time the second largest...

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Hôtel La Ferme, Charlevoix

Hôtel La Ferme is the latest creation of businessman Daniel Gauthier, who co-founded the Cirque du Soleil in Baie-Saint-Paul, a small town in the heart of the Charlevoix region,...

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Promenade Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City

Walking along the Promenade, it's hard to believe that before 2008 the waterfront stretching from Sillery to the city's bridges, a former industrialized area, was left to itself...

Recipe development - en français

Fou des foodies

Caramels à la vanille et à la fleur de sel

C’est à Paris que j’ai goûté à la saveur « caramel à la fleur de sel » pour la première fois, où elle est employée dans plusieurs pâtisseries. C’est la rencontre ultime du...