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Salt cod fritters from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays : Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen  used the leftover salt cod and potato purée from the recipe we made a couple of weeks ago. Well actually some of us had to make an entire new (half) batch of the purée. I had saved some of the original purée […]

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In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs learn to make rough pastry and caramel

This term, Les Petits Chefs are trying something a little different. They’re helping me test recipes for In the French kitchen with kids (Appetite by Random House, Sept 2018). I couldn’t think of a more perfect opportunity to test my recipes with the actual target market of the book and I’m thrilled my administration are […]

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Dorie Greenspan olive oil and wine cookies for cookies and kindness on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookies and Kindness January: Olive Oil and Wine Cookies

This month’s Cookies and Kindness recipe is the type of cookie we all need in the deep dark depths of a January winter. It’s got wine in it. Seriously! Some of you may remember that last year, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness. The aim: To make the world sweeter. The method: […]

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Cookbook book club with Edd Kimber Patisserie Made Simple on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookbook Book Club: Dessert with Edd Kimber

Cookbook Book Club  is my once a month most months “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan and  Jenn, and this month we baked from Edd Kimber’s Pâtisserie made Simple (which I reviewed here). I happen to have made a few recipes already from this gorgeous book – chouquettes, macarons and rough puff pastry […]

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Simplissime cover on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Simplissime

Looking at the cover above ^^^ you wouldn’t imagine that it’s a best-selling cookbook, would you? I mean, apart from the word “cuisine” there is no hint whatsoever that it’s a cookbook –  at first glance, it looks a little like the “For Dummies” series of books. In fact, it’s a publishing sensation, that sold […]

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Bowl of Goulash soup topped with GayLea lactose-free sour cream on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Goulash soup

This post is sponsored by Gay Lea. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know that I teach French at an all-boys school in Toronto.  When I tell people that I only teach boys, many wonder what this is like. Many think I am crazy too! I can tell […]

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