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Cheese selection on La Cuisine Paris cheese and wine workshop

A cheese and wine workshop at La Cuisine Paris

France. Cheese. Wine. Sounds like the perfect combination, right? But have you ever stood in a wine or cheese store in France and been so overwhelmed that you simply don’t know what to choose? There are something like 400+ cheeses (and wines???) in France so choosing one can be challenging especially if you don’t know […]

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Dorie Greenspan Tuna Confit on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: tuna confit with black olive tapenade and tomato salsa

So I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Tuna confit with black olive tapenade and tomato salsa, p 305) but I didn’t totally follow the recipe – I didn’t make the tapenade or the salsa and I served this with a version of ratatouille and some pan-fried potatoes because that sounded good.  I am, […]

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Sweet plate at Le Royal Monceau Paris afternoon tea on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Afternoon Tea at Le Royal Monceau (Raffles, Paris)

It’s not everyday one receives an invitation to “tea at Raffles, Paris” so when Carol from Paris Breakfasts wondered whether I might like to join her one sunny Wednesday afternoon last month, I jumped at the chance!  Le Royal Monceau (Raffles, Paris) is a gorgeous building – as soon as you enter the lobby, you’re […]

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Looking out on the Pyramide from inside the Louvre on THATLou on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Treasure hunt at the Louvre (THATLou)

The Louvre. Been there – done that? Well if you think you’ve “done the Louvre” (and therefore don’t need to do it again like, ahem, *some* people – that would be me!), think again! Last month, after a long time of observing from a distance (online) I finally got to check out the Louvre in […]

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Filling Dorie Greenspan Gateau Basque on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Gâteau Basque

Ouf! It’s the word of the week here in Paris where, after nearly 5 weeks, a few things have come to a (happy) end – namely, my time in Paris and a couple of other things I’ve been working on – and I am ready to head back to South West France for a couple […]

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