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5 food trends to fall for in 2019

5 food trends to fall for in 2019

2019 is here, and as a welcoming gift, here are our top food trends of the year! But fear not, we’re not playing the crazy fortune-teller here (sorry professor Trelawney) nor are we preaching any kind of New Year, New Me resolutions and other unattainable goals. Instead we’re focusing on good impact, low investments (might it be money, time, energy) gestures to fest on this year. Our first winner is, with no surprise, fermentation.  Sure, this technique has been around for centuries (We mean it’s basically the reason why bread, cheese, wine and everything French people cherish, exist) but it has also, in the last years, become one of the most interesting and...

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Zero waste wellness treats!

Zero waste wellness treats!

Gifting friends with a spa on a weekly basis? Sounds tempting but unrealistic? Well guess what, it’s totally doable with this homemade, zero waste DIY kit we just created! Think skin cares scrubs, body lotions etc. easy wellness products to make at home, in no time, with ingredients straight from the kitchen! Yes, the last sentence is correct: our recipes only use simple products.  Corn flour, almond milk, honey, sugar, vanilla, clementine, essential oils, etc. Everything can be found in kitchen pantries, so grab your jars and roll up your sleeves: this Christmas, you’ll be the new wellness guru in town!  Just find here the 3...

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The perfect Friendsmas

The perfect Friendsmas

According to Urban Dictionary, Friendsmas is when « friends get together to consume large quantities of delicious food stuff and exchange gifts ». They also mention over excitingly shouting holiday jargons and wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, but it’s kind of the cherry on top of the cake, and - let’s be honest - at Le Parfait, we’re here for the cake ;) To sum up: large quantities of delicious food and exchanging gifts. Sounds amazing right? One would almost say perfect, if it wasn’t for the peculiar conundrum of finding the « OMG I LOOOVE IT » gift.  Well, fear not, we’ve asked scientist to find a solution to...

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Slow down soup up

Slow down soup up

Real talk: summer is definitely over. But let’s not see the jar half empty: the season coming ahead is full of little treats to splurge on: socks and slippers, comfy sweaters, knitted blankets, ditching your friends because it’s too cold outside (don’t deny it), spending a cosy night in, and also: soup, and all kinds of hot drinkable creamy veggies. So, so long summer, and hello soup season! Here are our favourite ones, perfect to cross the list above in just one batch, dive into laziness that is always having a meal ahead, and slow down a notch.   Creamy Jerusalem artichokes and chestnuts soup with hazelnut butter Think of this soup as the comfort...

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The Preserving Squad

The Preserving Squad

As the saying goes, a jar will take you really far! (Ok, it’s not a saying, it’s just a cute post-in we’ve put on the wall at the office ) But still, you got the idea : a really tasty jar can crown you the king & queen in the kitchen! So, to be always ready for a tasty-emergency, we’ve round up our favourite class to join the team of your dream : the Preserving Squad.   First one, our YouTube channel and – of course – our website. It’s basically like a MOOC, with recipes and how to’s, created by experts. Except it’s free and there’s no deadline for your delicious assignments! Are you a beginner at preserving?...

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A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of Earth Day, we had a chat with Bea Johnson from Zerowastehome.com to learn a bit more about a waste free life. Between two conferences around the world to spread the zero waste movement, Bea was kind enough to give us some insight on how to get started, and with #PlasticFreeJuly coming, we thought you’d love to hear her thoughts and motivations on this matter.   How did your zero waste journey begin? "What triggered that journey was a moving. Between two places we moved to a small apartment and only lived with the necessities, putting the rest in storage. What we discovered then was that life became way simpler and therefore...

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LE PARFAIT GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

LE PARFAIT GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

« one small gesture for a man, but a huge gift for humanity ! »    Dear preservers, We've reunited all the zerowaste tips we've sent you during the year in our newsletters ! Enjoy and do not hesitate to give us some feedbacks on our instagram or on our facebook page !   EPISODE 1 : FLOWERS, BIRDS SINGING, FRESH FRUITS EVERYWHERE, THIS PLANET IS BEAUTIFUL AND WE SHALL TAKE CARE OF IT!   This is our first episode of a zero-waste serie we hold dear to our heart. If like us, you sometimes get overwhelmed by the challenge that the zero-waste life represents, we’d like to give you some...

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The perfect elixir of youth!

The perfect elixir of youth!

The perfect elixir of youth!   Hey kids, do you know what day it is? It’s Saint-Parfait!!! Which means it’s kind of our birthday party! How old are we? Well we are somewhere between eighty and ninety… Yep, you read that well, and yes, we know we do look way younger!   Wondering what’s the secret of our eternal youth? What kept us so fresh and trendy for the last decades? You!   That’s right, guys; our youth elixir is nothing less than you. If we managed to age so gracefully (it’s our birthday we’re allowed a bit of self compliments and love) it’s because you kept us in the...

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#KimchiParty  with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

#KimchiParty with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

Last year, we had the pleasure to talk about fermentation with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, the 2 Michelin stars chef from L’Air du temps, in Belgium.  We learned why fermentation is so important (to preserve vegetable of its garden), its benefits (perfect to highlight the products and add flavours) and – this is where it gets interesting – what are Sang-Hoon’s favourites recipes! And you know us, we are curious and we are hungry! So we could not resist and ask him to give us a little teaser of its cuisine!  On the menu? A kimchi, and not any kind of kimchi, but two true ancestral recipes from South Korea, where the chef was born! So we went to Brussels,...

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HOT AND TASTY  what to eat and mostly preseve in 2018!

HOT AND TASTY what to eat and mostly preseve in 2018!

What’s good with digital age (beside the fact that we get to e-meet you guys) is that we can see all the big food trends coming! From top chefs around the world, to little preservers, each day brings new delicious foods on the spotlight so we’ve round up our top 3 for the year to come!   First one: gut-friendly food Preserving and fermenting have never been so hot. And we’re really happy to see that this is just the beginning of a new era. We’re more and more curious about the virtues of such methods and their benefits. So in 2018, probiotics like Kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut etc. and prebiotics such as onions, garlic and other alliums will be your go...

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Love (the jars) actually

Love (the jars) actually

Show your love, cook some food ! From Home Alone to Love Actually, every year we dazzle in front of those Christmas fairy tales and every year we tell ourselves the same thing: presents are only as good as the love you put in them! And here’s a little secret: food is love. Yes, yes you read that correctly, and if you don’t believe us, go ask your grand-ma (you know she’s always right). Why do you think she spends hours making your favourite meal? To be elected best grand-ma on earth? Well it might be a bit of that, but it’s mostly because she loves you, and she loves seeing you smile! So this year it’s your time to delight some taste buds, to gift...

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Baby it's cold outside, let's lagom

Baby it's cold outside, let's lagom

Forget about Hygge, here’s a new and more sustainable way to do cosy. The last couples of years were all about Hygge, (Danish pinnacle of cosiness and warmth ) But thanks to digital age, we’ve been graced by an even better, more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle we'll all be dreaming of : LAGOM. While the idea of curling up with a hot chocolate by a fireplace is appealing, it’s not the only Scandi philosophy we’re crushing on at Le Parfait. The Swedish cousin of Hygge, LAGOM, which can translate by « not too little, not too much, just right »  seems to be about a simpler way of life, living in a more intentionally...

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