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Tomates farcies stuffed with mushroom and sausage by Mardi Michels

Mini tomates farcies – the perfect (holiday) hors d’oeuvre!

Many of you know I spend a fair amount of time in France when I’m not in Toronto (want to experience our little corner of France for yourself? You can! Check out maison de la fontaine!) and one of the things I always try to do when I return home is re-create some of the […]

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Books for Bakers on eatlivetravelwrite.com

New books for bakers

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some French (cook)book picks for the holidays. Today I’m sharing some of my recent baking cookbook acquisitions – it’s been a bumper Fall for baking book releases. Hopefully you’ll find a little something for the baker on your holiday gift list (or maybe something for yourself?!). Dorie’s Cookies […]

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24 Hours in Paris – I’m a finalist!

Good morning from snowy Toronto – it really is a winter wonderland out there! Just a quick note to let you all know my “24 Hours in Paris” blog post was selected as a finalist in the AccorHotels’ “24 hours in …” blogger contest! Eeep! Did you read my entry and enjoy it? I’d love […]

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Up close David Lebovitz onion tart from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Onion Tart from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen is a French classic.  Pissaladière – or onion tart in English – is a thin-crusted pizza-like tart topped with caramelized onions, anchovies and olives that’s typically enjoyed in the South of France. I’ve made a version of this before for French Fridays […]

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Liquid nitrogen vanilla ice cream with John Placko on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make gingerbread micro sponge with candy cane ice cream and raspberry niblets with John Placko

^^^ That’s quite the mouthful, isn’t it? Literally! This week we were so lucky to welcome Chef John Placko of Modern Culinary Academy back to the lab for a little dabble in the molecular cuisine side of cooking.  John has worked with the boys a number of times before – they’ve made melon caviar, yoghurt […]

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One pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe on ealivetravelwrite.com

One pan spaghetti and meatballs

This post is sponsored by Barilla. Uh, hello (MID!) December. How are everyone’s holidays shaping up? My holidays are a little different this year in that I’m on a pretty tight schedule writing my book so *most* holiday events have sadly been deemed “non essential”(with a couple of special exceptions, like, you know, the party […]

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