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Berries and currants at Bayeux Market on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Delicious Normandy

There’s not much I love more when I am travelling than discovering a food market. Except maybe when I am taken around the market with a local who knows “the” stand to buy your produce/ cheese/ charcuterie at and where to pick up just the right baguette to enjoy with your market spoils after you’re […]

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Kids chopping cauliflower on eatlivetravelwrite.com

The journey, not the destination: What the Food Revolution means to me

(a version of this post was first published on the now-defunct “Sobeys’ “Better Food” blog in 2012) Longtime readers of this blog will know that I volunteer as a Food Revolution Ambassador for Toronto.  Which, in part, involves encouraging others to take part in Food Revolution Day each year. But being an Ambassador goes beyond […]

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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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