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Book review: The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

I think we all have an “only street”.  Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street  where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city.  My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave.  We define […]

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French Fridays: Edible French by Clotilde Dusoulier

For French Fridays today, I’m sharing a book that I love about two things I love – the French language and French food. Not a novel, not a phrase book but a book about language with stories (and lessons) intertwined with useful (and interesting) turns of phrase and expressions. Pretty much a language and food […]

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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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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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