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aperitif hour in Gascony on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: L’heure de l’apéro

If you followed me on Instagram over the summer, you’ll have noticed a trend (well, other than the appearance of lots more frites than usually appear on my feeds!).  Many days, around 6-7pm, a photo of l’heure de l’apéro would pop up. L’heure de what??? Cocktail (apéritif) hour.  The “apéro” as it’s known is the […]

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French Fridays: Ratatouille quiche

For today’s French Friday, I’m bringing you two of my favourite French dishes in one – a ratatouille quiche!  I ate a lot of ratatouille over the summer, simply because the tomatoes and produce was so beautiful in France and try as I may, I couldn’t get out of a market without eggplant, tomatoes and […]

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Party lights in Nerac at the night market on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Le Marché Nocturne (Night Markets)

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Flickr these past 7 weeks, you’ll have seem something you don’t tend to see on my social media feed (or, indeed, on this blog) very often, if ever. Frites. French Fries. Chips. Whatever you call them, in my world, they are a once-in-a-while treat yet this summer, […]

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Tatin de legumes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Tatin de légumes (Vegetable tarte tatin)

I’ve been in France just over a week now and have managed to hook up my phone/ Internet and TV services (anyone who lives or who has lived in France will know that this is a major accomplishment!) which is making blogging a lot easier! I also had the pleasure of spending a few days […]

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Easy creme brulee recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Crème brûlée

Good morning, from France, even! And yes, it’s Friday. So shouldn’t I be posting a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table? Sadly, after nearly 5 years, that project is over We posted our last recipe from the book on May 22nd, then our final post about our experiences last week. So this week, […]

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Rhubarb clafoutis on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Rhubarb clafoutis

Clafoutis (say it with me: kla-foo-tee). It’s one of those dishes I tend to forget about too often. Part custard, part cake, part flan this dish hails from the Limousin region in France and is traditionally made using whole black cherries with their pits still in. A custard is poured around the fruit and baked […]

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