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Essential Pépin: Chicken in tarragon sauce

This is the second post in my Essential Pépin series.  To celebrate the release of Jacques Pépin’s new cookbook, Essential Pépin, Thomas Allen are challenging Canadian home chefs and bloggers to cook up their own French meals with recipes from the book with the chance to win a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Stand Mixer, courtesy of […]

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International Incident Party: Terrine

The theme of this month’s International Incident Party: Terrines, had me in a bit of a quandary.  Typically, when you think terrine, meat comes to mind, but to be honest, I have been so up to my ears in meat (literally!) with last month’s Charcutepalooza sausage stuffing challenge and this month’s emulsified sausage (hot dogs […]

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Hachis parmentier for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Hachis Parmentier

I *loved* this week of French Fridays with Dorie – it’s one of my favourite meals.  The French equivalent of  cottage or shepherd’s pie, it’s named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a French pharmacist, nutritionist, and inventor who, according to Wikipedia, in the late 18th century, was instrumental in the promotion of the potato as an edible […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Gougères

I know, I know – another cooking group?  But it’s Dorie!!! I was thrilled when I saw Dorie Greenspan had a new cookbook coming out this fall – Around My French Table.  I was even more thrilled when I received a review copy from Thomas Allen & Son: It’s always tricky to approach reviewing a […]

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International Incident Party: Eggs

For this month’s International Incident Party, Penny challenged us to work with eggs.  I have to admit this had me scratching my head as there are simply so many possibilities – sweet or savoury, I couldn’t decide.  What I *really* wanted to do was a soufflé but circumstances (including my blasted hand that is *still* […]

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