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Issue No. 20

Inspiring, tempting and gorgeous, this issue is packed with destination features - Chartres with its gothic cathedral, the French Riviera, the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Tarn region, Valence - gateway to the south and more. Mouth-watering recipes, plus useful guides for those dreaming of living in France...

In 1896, legend has it

In 1896, legend has it that a dropped alcohol on hot panc he served them anyway and dessert, the wily Chef said h however, asked that the nam name was Suzette. Others attribute the creation Henri Charpentier served as the ingredients are somewh Grand Marnier but Curacao The mystery could end there dessert for Suzanne Reiche Nobody will ever truly know

Crèpes Suzette young pastry chef called Henri Charpentier, working at the Café de Paris in Monte Carlo, akes he was preparing for the Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII. Unable to salvage them, luckily for him, the dish was a great success. When the prince asked him the name of this e had invented it especially for the Prince and would call the pancake after him. The Prince e of the young woman who was dining with him be given the honour. And you guessed it: her of crepes Suzette to the legendary Auguste Escoffier, creator of the Peach Melba, under whom an apprentice. The recipe is even included in Escoffier’s Guide Culinaire, released in 1903. But at different: the orange juice is replaced with mandarin juice and doesn’t mention the classic . , but some stories also mention Joseph Marivaux, a restaurant owner in Paris who invented the nberg, an actress at the French Comedy, whose stage name was Suzette. for sure the origin of this dish, but one thing that never changes – the delight is in the tasting! See over page for recipe