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French Fridays: The Farm-to-Table French phrasebook

Are you like me and really enjoy reading the “useful phrases” in the back of guide books? Do you laugh and wonder who on earth decides what is and isn’t a useful phrase for travellers? It’s one of my favourite parts of travel when I am in a country where I don’t speak the language […]

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Book review: The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

I think we all have an “only street”.  Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street  where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city.  My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave.  We define […]

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Giveaway: Win a copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino (worldwide) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs Thanks to W. W. Norton I have one copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky reader anywhere in the world! How to enter: […]

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French Fridays: Edible French by Clotilde Dusoulier

For French Fridays today, I’m sharing a book that I love about two things I love – the French language and French food. Not a novel, not a phrase book but a book about language with stories (and lessons) intertwined with useful (and interesting) turns of phrase and expressions. Pretty much a language and food […]

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An evening with Ruth Reichl

I’d barely been blogging six months in the fall of 2009, when the food world (old and new media) was shocked as Gourmet magazine was abruptly shut down by its parent company. I’d been a longtime reader of Gourmet and was deeply saddened.  So many people were.  Ruth Reichl, who had been the Editor in […]

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Win a copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year (Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year! Thanks to the kind folks at Appetite by Random House Canada, I have one copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky reader! How to enter: There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries […]

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