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It’s the 100th French Fridays with Dorie: Peach Melba

One. Hundred. Recipes. One Hundred. Weeks. Of cooking with Dorie Greenspan. Well cooking through Around my French Table with an amazing group of bloggers.  I mean, I always looked forward to Fridays but this group makes them even better. I love reading everyone’s posts on Friday mornings and even if I don’t always get around […]

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Natural light, natural food photography workshop in The Kitchen at Camont with Kate Hill and Tim Clinch

The invitation came just as I arrived in Paris in late June. “Join us at the table at Camont for le 14 juillet.”  As an amateur food photographer, an invitation from Kate Hill to come and work in her kitchen with Tim Clinch is like winning the lottery.  Kate runs Camont, a culinary retreat in […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp: Ratatouille clafoutis

This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge – Eggs and Breakfast – was one I was struggling a little with.  I understood Jen’s choice (she’s 7 months pregnant and was looking for easy recipes to complete in the height of summer!) but many of the recipes were much heavier dishes than I usually eat on a summer […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Café style grated carrot salad

I have to say I was pretty excited to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Café style grated carrot salad (p 107 or carottes râpées as they are known in France). It’s a classic salad, often served in café as the name suggests, but it’s also something that you can easily find […]

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Happy 100th birthday Julia Child!

Today, August 15th 2012 would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday: a day that’s already been immortalized on Twitter (#JC100) by food writers and bloggers around the globe.  Credited as the woman who revolutionized North America’s relationship with food, Julia Child remains a culinary icon whose books, TV series and inimitable culinary style live on […]

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Have Praluline, will travel….

aka, this week’s Gastropost mission “Pack your Food”. I first discovered praluline on The Sugar Walk of the Marais which I took as part of my month at La Cuisine Paris.  Billed as “a cultural and culinary tour of Paris’s finest Pastry institutions,” the tour takes place in the trendy Marais area, whose chic diversity has […]

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