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L’Atelier des Chefs, Paris: Les secrets de la confiserie

Many of you know that when I was in Paris this summer, I took advantage of having a couple of weeks to occupy myself filled this time with some macaron-making classes.  Since I (rightly) figured I might have macaron fatigue after a few classes (and, errr, a number of macaron-tasting sessions!), I also signed up […]

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Pâtisserie Aurore Capucine, Paris

This post is brought to you by a lazy afternoon on the couch one Saturday in Paris.  I will admit right here that when I am in Paris, on my own, and pottering around the apartment, I will often have the TV on in the background. I like hearing French that is not the French […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Eggplant caviar

I had planned to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Eggplant caviar) last week in France for our final meal.  But the eggplants I bought ended up in a pasta sauce instead so I made this in a jetlgged fog on my first day back in Toronto. After two weeks eating and drinking […]

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Pie

I’m late making this pie. I know. But I’m hoping it will still bring comfort to Jennie, who lost her husband Mikey to a sudden, massive heart attack nearly two weeks ago. I remember seeing her tweet “He’s gone….” and wondering who she meant, hoping it wasn’t Mikey. Sadly, it was. Just like that. No […]

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How to make macarons in Paris (and a Toronto giveaway!)

As soon as I knew that my teaching schedule in Paris this summer would allow me a luxurious and very welcome 2 weeks to myself, I immediately started Googling “cours de cuisine Paris” to see what classes I could take during that time.  Having been hooked 2 years ago by the Lenôtre macaron class and […]

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