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An evening with Ruth Reichl

I’d barely been blogging six months in the fall of 2009, when the food world (old and new media) was shocked as Gourmet magazine was abruptly shut down by its parent company. I’d been a longtime reader of Gourmet and was deeply saddened.  So many people were.  Ruth Reichl, who had been the Editor in […]

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Book review: Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver

If you’ve followed me on Instagram over the past month, you’ll have noticed I’ve been cooking up a storm from Jamie Oliver’s latest book Everyday Super Food and loving the results. Everyday Super Food is Jamie’s manifest for a healthier happier life, the “most personal book” he has written by his own admission. Approaching 40, […]

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Patisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber

Book review: Pâtisserie made Simple

Ever wandered the streets of Paris looking longingly in the pâtisserie windows and wondered how easy some of those delectable desserts might be to recreate in your own kitchen? Well wonder no longer because here’s just the book for you – Pâtisserie Made Simple by Edd Kimber , released in the US/ Canada this week. […]

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French Fridays: Some favourite Paris reads and recipes

Five years ago today, I posted my very first French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Every Friday after that from October 2010 to nearly the end of June 2015, I faithfully posted a recipe I’d made from the book (not missing one single week!) along with my friends over on French Fridays with Dorie. It’s the […]

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Ultimate Food Journeys

What’s your ultimate food journey? (A Dorling Kindersley giveaway)

What’s your ultimate food journey? Would it be tasting custard tarts in Portugal, Bouef Bourguignon in France, ceviche in Peru, satay in Indonesia, afternoon tea in England or sushi in Tokyo?  As many of you know, I believe food and travel go hand in hand – there’s no better way to learn about a country’s […]

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Where do you want to travel next? (A DK Eyewitness Travel Guide giveaway!

It might surprise you to hear that, even in this day and age, and even with me being pretty attached to my iPhone and iPad, I am still a huge travel guidebook reader. It’s true!  It might come from my very early travel days when, as a 11 year-old, I sat in the back of […]

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