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Seven Letters from Paris

As someone who lived in Paris for over five years, I’m always intrigued to read books about people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in the City of Light. Today I’m sharing the story of Samantha Vérant who first found herself in Paris at the age of 19.  On this trip, she meets a handsome […]

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The Messy Baker: A review and a giveaway!

If you’re a home baker, you’ll know that baking is often messy.  It’s not all clean counters and “here’s one we made earlier” atmosphere that you see on many cooking shows.  But many cookbooks don’t acknowledge this, preferring to present baking as a clean past-time where you create perfect iterations of complicated-looking (and sounding!) baked […]

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Summer Reads: Olive Odyssey

*Olive image from Shutterstock Today I’m sharing something a little different for this week’s “Summer Reads“. Not a cookbook (although there are recipes) and not a memoir (although it has elements of a memoir), it’s the story of Canadian rower, cyclist and explorer Julie Angus’ sailing journey around the Mediterranean on a quest to learn […]

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Summer Reads: The Paris Journal

It’s been raining a lot in Paris this summer. Many people might curse the rain, especially those who are just here for a short period of time because it does interfere with plans. I’m lucky that I am staying a few weeks so the rain doesn’t bother me much (yet!) – if I have something […]

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Summer Reads: Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

Molly Wizenberg’s name is familiar to many food bloggers and food blog readers. You might know her as the voice behind Orangette or, alternatively, the author of the delightful book A Homemade Life. Now you might even know her as the wife of Brandon Pettit, he of the Delancey (Seattle) restaurant fame. In her latest […]

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Summer Reads: Cookbooks for Kids from Dorling Kindersley Canada

You might be surprised to see me writing about cookbooks specifically targeted at children. You might remember a piece I wrote for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution a while back suggesting that kids don’t need their own cookbooks – just a well-written recipe will do. Well here I am eating a little bit of humble pie. […]

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