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Building a better lunchbox

Red apple image via Shutterstock It’s here! Back to School. And no matter how prepared I always think I am, I never, ever feel prepared enough. Despite what you might think, it’s not just kids who can’t get to sleep the night before school starts. Teachers get nervous too, you know! I always sleep so […]

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Food Revolution Ambassador monthly challenge for August 2014: top tips for food education

I know, I know – it’s now September (sidenote: how did that happen?!) so technically I am late posting the second of August’s Food Revolution Ambassador Monthly Challenge, however I feel this is such an important topic, especially during back to school season here in the Northern Hemisphere, that it doesn’t really matter that it’s […]

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Cookbook Book Club: #dinnerwithJacquesPepin

We’re back!  That’s right – after a hiatus in July and through most of August (despite best laid plans to Skype a meal together as we were in different countries), it’s time for another instalment of the Cookbook Book Club!  This month, we went with the French theme we had planned on covering during  the […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Chanterelles with Napa and nuts, only different

I know that some weeks I veer slightly off the recipe for French Fridays with Dorie (and that’s ok…) but this week, I’m way off the recipe, except for (what I would argue is) the most important ingredient, chanterelle mushrooms.  This was supposed to be a(n admittedly odd-sounding) combination of Napa cabbage with toasted hazelnuts, […]

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Learning to make mille feuille at La Cuisine Paris

It started with butter. A lot of butter… After a few summers of taking classes at La Cuisine Paris, I’m never surprised to see how much butter is used in their baking classes. Because all great pastries begin with butter, right? What is amusing, however, is watching other people’s reactions to the amount of butter […]

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