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Les Petits Chefs “pass it on” à la Jamie Oliver for Food Revolution Day

“Why is Mlle Michels under the table?” I hear one of the boys asking…  It’s 7.00pm on Tuesday May 15th 2012. I am scrambling about on the floor of the school dining hall, trying to figure out how to connect 20 individual hot plates to a few different circuit breakers so they won’t simultaneously shut […]

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It’s a Bonne Femme blog birthday party (and a giveaway!)

Cheers – it was my birthday on the weekend and today it’s my blog’s THIRD birthday! What better way to celebrate both than with a fabulous apéro and some fancy French snacks, right? Fortunately, I received a copy of The Bonne Femme Cookbook recently from the kind folks at Harvard Common Press and I had […]

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JC100: Omelette roulée

Culinary icon Julia Child would have turned 100 years old on August 15th of this year. To honor her, the folks at YC Media and Random House/  Alfred A. Knopf are launching the JC100:  an international campaign involving restaurants, chefs, bookstores, and bloggers, all celebrating Julia and her legacy. Their goal is to raise one million voices in tribute to Julia, and I am […]

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Around my French Table French Fridays with Dorie fougasse on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Provençal olive fougasse

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Provençal Olive Fougasse (pp 48-49) was another relatively easy one.  It’s a flatbread similar to a foccacia and this one is flavoured with olives (or tapenade in my case!), rosemary and olive oil. The only difficult part was the timing – the dough has to rise for […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Judging the Barry Callebaut Canadian Intercollegiate Chocolate Competition 2012

For more beautiful pictures of this event, check out Green Fuse Photography. Check out the complete list of winners on the Callebaut Canada Facebook Page. Thanks to the kind folks at Cacao Barry/ Callebaut for inviting me to be a media judge. It was just like watching real-life “Kings of Pastry Chocolate” 😉

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Up close tarte flambee with Liberte Greek yogurt on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tarte flambée, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen

In French, it’s known as tarte flambée, in Alsatian it’s flammekueche, in German flammkuchen. Whatever you call it, it’s mouthwateringly good and we enjoyed a number of these last summer when we spent a week in Colmar in Alsace. Basically, it’s a VERY thin crust pizza topped with lardons (bacon strips), white onions and a […]

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