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Brioche making class at La Cuisine Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Learning how to make brioche at La Cuisine Paris

Someone asked me last week “Why do you take cooking and baking classes in Paris anyway – I mean don’t you already know how to do a lot of that stuff?”. Well, that’s very flattering to think that someone believes I know how to cook and bake ALL things French but really, as with anything […]

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Summer Reads: Olive Odyssey

*Olive image from Shutterstock Today I’m sharing something a little different for this week’s “Summer Reads“. Not a cookbook (although there are recipes) and not a memoir (although it has elements of a memoir), it’s the story of Canadian rower, cyclist and explorer Julie Angus’ sailing journey around the Mediterranean on a quest to learn […]

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Dorie Greenspan coddled eggs with foie gras on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Coddled Eggs with Foie Gras

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 194) should have been so simple. Coddled eggs sitting on a little foie gras with some cream, steamed (or oven-baked) for a few minutes. Simple huh? Well here’s the thing. I’m all for a little bit of foie every now and then but I didn’t want to […]

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Duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce with green beans and roasted potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Duck with red wine-cherry sauce

Duck. It’s one of those meats that many people put on their “too difficult to cook properly” list. Or they think it’s too gamey. For most of my life, I’ve been one of those people as well.  My journey to slowly learning to like duck began in 2011 when Neil and I took part in […]

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Maitre Fromager in Paris on Taste of the Marais tour on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Taste of the Marais with Paris by Mouth

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you will know that food tours are something I actively seek out wherever I go. In Paris alone, I’ve taken a fair number of them (you can find them here) and a lot of people wonder why, since I know the city pretty well but […]

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