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Top tips for entertaining from “Gatherings”

T’is the season for getting together with friends and family and those gatherings inevitably involve food!  There’s no doubt that food = community but with today’s busy lifestyles, it’s more important than ever to make sure we stop and gather around a table and share a meal with family and/ or friends – and not […]

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Bruschetta with goat cheese prosciutto and fig spread on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: (not) Tartine de Viande des Grisons

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe sounds a lot scarier than it actually is – Tartine de Viande de Grisons simply means an open-faced sandwich, topped with salted, air-dried beef (bresaola) and Dorie’s recipe calls for a few walnuts and walnut oil to top the meat. I’ll be honest and admit that even though […]

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Alaska the cat looking at cauliflower gratin with hazelnut crunch crust from The Little Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookbook Book Club: #dinnerwithRachelKhoo

Yup it’s time for another instalment of the Cookbook Book Club – my once a month “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan from Family Bites and Jenn from Chocolate Shavings.  We’ve already enjoyed dinner with Marcella, dinner with Nigella, dinner with Ottolenghi, dinner with Maria Speck, dinner with Naomi Duguid, lunch with Jamie […]

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Red Kuri Soup from Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Béatrix’s Red Kuri Soup

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a simple soup using a gorgeous squash called a Red Kuri (according to Wikipedia, also commonly called Japanese Squash, Orange Hokkaido Squash,Baby Red Hubbard Squash, or the Uchiki Kuri Squash. In Japan, the word kuri may refer to either the squash or to Japanese chestnuts. In France it […]

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Mini apple tarts from Patisserie Made Simple on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make rough puff pastry and simple apple tartelettes from Pâtisserie Made Simple

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 4+ years teaching Les Petits Chefs and the Cooking Basics boys to cook, it’s that pastry holds a strange fascination for kids. I often joke that I should bring pastry to my French classes and let the boys roll and shape away since it seems to […]

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