Five years ago today, I posted my very first French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Every Friday after that from October 2010 to nearly the end of June 2015, I faithfully posted a recipe I’d made from the book (not missing one single week!) along with my friends over on French Fridays with Dorie. It’s the […]
For this month’s Cookbook Book Club (my once a month “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan from Family Bites and Jenn from Chocolate Shavings) we used recipes from Mark Bittman. Jan and I used recipes from his latest tome, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food (HTCEF) and […]
What’s your ultimate food journey? Would it be tasting custard tarts in Portugal, Bouef Bourguignon in France, ceviche in Peru, satay in Indonesia, afternoon tea in England or sushi in Tokyo? As many of you know, I believe food and travel go hand in hand – there’s no better way to learn about a country’s […]
As someone who lived in Paris for over five years, I’m always intrigued to read books about people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in the City of Light. Today I’m sharing the story of Samantha Vérant who first found herself in Paris at the age of 19. On this trip, she meets a handsome […]
If you’re a home baker, you’ll know that baking is often messy. It’s not all clean counters and “here’s one we made earlier” atmosphere that you see on many cooking shows. But many cookbooks don’t acknowledge this, preferring to present baking as a clean past-time where you create perfect iterations of complicated-looking (and sounding!) baked […]
*Olive image from Shutterstock Today I’m sharing something a little different for this week’s “Summer Reads“. Not a cookbook (although there are recipes) and not a memoir (although it has elements of a memoir), it’s the story of Canadian rower, cyclist and explorer Julie Angus’ sailing journey around the Mediterranean on a quest to learn […]
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