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French Fridays with Dorie: Blueberry-blackcurrant mascapone roulade

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was one I had been dreading a little – not because I didn’t think Blueberry-Mascarpone Roulade (p 442) didn’t sound scrumptious but because I’m baking in Paris. Sans proper baking equipment. And you know, I didn’t really want to head out and drop a bunch of Euros on a […]

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Context Paris: The Chocolate Walk

All right, all right, I’ve been in Paris nearly 2 weeks now and not a single post yet about being here? Well, I’ve been busy eating bonbons and drinking champagne working you know! And you can always follow me on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram to check out what I am up to daily. I have […]

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Good eats in Puebla, Mexico: On the Gastronomic Route

So, I am pretty sure that by now you have realised that my recent trip to Puebla wasn’t just about exploring a relatively untouched-by-tourists archeological site.  Or learning about (and buying) beautiful ceramics.  Or even just about learning how to make authentic mole with Chef Alonso Hernandez.  No, this trip to Puebla coincided with the […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers

It’s a quick French Fridays with Dorie this week – this was a super easy and fast recipe to make (Crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers, p 340). And thankfully because even though I have been in Paris (and I know many of you wish you were too!), working at La Cuisine Paris, leading recipe testing sessions (this […]

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Travel Tuesday: Cantona archeological site (La Casa del Sol), Mexico

Imagine, an archeological site that in Mexico that isn’t cluttered with tourists. One you don’t have to visit at the crack of dawn to get the pictures with no people in them. Well it exists and I was fortunate to discover it on my recent trip to Puebla.   Though I am a little loathe to […]

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Talavera ceramics in Puebla, Mexico

See that up there? Yeah, the beautiful blue and white ceramic tiles? The ones I WISH I had enough of to tile our being-renovated-as-I-type-this-bathroom (thanks Neil for being there to supervise!)? Well those seemingly ubiquitous “Mexican tiles” are much more unique than I realised – being Talavera pieces.   Talavera is a distinct type of […]

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