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During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Chef Francois Payard

Wonderful French Pastry Chef

Born in Nice on July 16th, 1966, Francois Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef.  He cultivated his passion for the art of pastry as a child in his grandfather's acclaimed shop on the Riviera, Au Nid des Friandises.  Francois grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.
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Not just a chef, Francois is also the author of the popular cookbooks

Bite Size 
Elegant Recipes for Entertaining

"Simply Sensational Desserts"

"Chocolate Epiphany:  Exceptional Cookies, Cakes, and Confections for Everyone"

"Payard Desserts"
recently released in the fall of 2013

Now he has something new and it is called

Make your own macaron

I was contacted by them and asked to review this new product.  Imagine my surprise and happiness!  I have been in the kitchen today thinking and tasting.  One word yummy! I can tell you that is a labor of love!


Dolly's Strawberry Banana Ganache

Be sure to visit:
His Website: Payard.com
Francois Payard Facebook Page 

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  1. All I can say to all of this is "yummy" :) :) I remember when I ived in Germany, th few trips that I made to France,and the pastries...oh, delicious :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

    1. Heather, They are so yummy! You lucky girl You lived over there. I visited Paris but never Germany. The pastries are delicious. I have never forgotten the pastries and croissants there. None like it! Love and Hugs to you too!


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