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French Fridays: A la boulangerie

We’ve just arrived in France and after stocking up on all the essentials to drink, one of our first stops always has to be the boulangerie. In terms of great food experiences in France, the bakeries/ pâtisseries certainly rank right up there with eating in restaurants in my book. In fact, in some ways, a […]

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French Fridays: Tasting the stars!

T’is the season… for bubbles! One of the things I love most about the holidays is how people tend to drink a little more Champagne. Personally, I feel that Champagne should be enjoyed anytime of year, not just for special occasions –  I mean, it DOES go with everything! One of my favourite “side trips” […]

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French Fridays: Hors d’oeuvres for the holidays

Hello December!  How has this snuck up on us? I guess here in Toronto, the weather has been unseasonably warm so it doesn’t *feel* like Christmas is just three weeks away!  In any case, as party season descends upon us, I’m here with some easy French-themed holiday appetizers that are not only easy to prepare […]

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French Fridays: Must-know expressions for your trip to France

(Parlez-vous français image via Shutterstock) The other day in my Grade 6 class, I heard one of the boys saying “Oh my god!” In my classroom, the rule is you can chat as much as you want (well, within reason) as long as it’s in French. So, when they come out with expressions like “Oh […]

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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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French Fridays: Canadian Thanksgiving with Dorie Greenspan

From October 2010 to June 2015, as I was working my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie group, I frequently hosted what came to be known as “Dorie dinners”. Since we were tasked with cooking/ baking 4-5 recipes from the book per month, it was sometimes easier […]

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