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Dorie Greenspan provencal soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Provençal vegetable soup

I’m a little bit in love with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Provençal vegetable soup (p 83). Up until late last week, it hadn’t been very summery in Paris – in fact it had been downright cold. And raining. So when I invited Amy over for dinner on a freezing Sunday night, […]

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Quinoa breakfast bowl with egg and bacon on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s Cooking? Quinoa, bacon and egg breakfast bowl

In the long lazy days of summer, it’s easy to get caught up in eating salad. I love a good salad, especially a “loaded one” – I love the types you get here in France with lettuce leaves, tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes, cheese and some kind of meat – they are indeed, a meal in a […]

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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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