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Book Review: The First Mess Cookbook

A few years ago, Michael Pollan famously said Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. It’s a concept that is being embraced by more and more people these day.  But even though the idea of a plant-based (vegan) diet is appealing, it’s something that many people need a little help getting kick started. It’s why […]

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Giveaway: Win a copy of The First Mess Cookbook (Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of The First Mess Cookbook Thanks to Penguin Canada, I have one copy of The First Mess Cookbook (I wrote about it here) to give away to a lucky Canadian reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to eat a more plant-based diet. For […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Corked Breton Galettes

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is super simple – dangerously so in fact… I’m crazy busy working on my manuscript, trying to get organised for my trip to Lyon at the end of the week (shooting photos for the book!) and tidying up other loose ends that come with end-of-term but […]

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French Fridays: Wheat berry salad from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen was one I’d really been looking forward to. David’s wheat berry salad with roasted rood vegetables, charred radicchio and pomegranate seeds with a zingy citrys dressing is the type of salad that I absolutely love – it’s colourful and full of goodness […]

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In the French Kitchen with Kids: Les Petits Chefs make palmier cookies

This term the Petits Chefs are testing out some of the recipes from my cookbook (my first draft is due in just over a month!) and it’s been a wonderful way for me to see what these recipes look like in the hands of the book’s eventual target audience. I’ve taken a lot of notes […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Nun’s Beignets

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was one I’d not really been looking forward to, to be honest. Deep fried dough, to put it plainly.  I certainly don’t have a deep-fryer at home and I’m not really a fan of doughnuts or churros (which is what this recipe is). This is  […]

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