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Food photography and styling workshop with Aran Goyoaga

That picture up there? It’s the quick pic I took with my phone on the way down from Blackcomb mountain in beautiful British Columbia. Pretty huh? Oh, and SO high up. Some of you might remember I had a bad time with vertigo in 2011. Well whilst it’s way better than it was last year, […]

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The world of recipe testing at La Cuisine Paris

As many of you will already know, I spent some time in July working on a very special project at La Cuisine Paris – their “recipe incubator“.  Basically five weeks in a row, every Monday, a group of keen foodies and I would gather in the kitchen at La Cuisine and test some of their […]

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Travel Tuesday: A Sugar Walk of the Marais with La Cuisine Paris

Yes, that’s David Leite up there ^^^ taking a photo of divine Portuguese pastéis de nata (custard tarts) that we discovered when we both joined The Sugar Walk of the Marais, a walking tour developed by one of the talented and knowledgeable La Cuisine Paris pastry chefs, Guillemette.  The tour takes place in the trendy Marais […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp: Ratatouille clafoutis

This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge – Eggs and Breakfast – was one I was struggling a little with.  I understood Jen’s choice (she’s 7 months pregnant and was looking for easy recipes to complete in the height of summer!) but many of the recipes were much heavier dishes than I usually eat on a summer […]

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Have Praluline, will travel….

aka, this week’s Gastropost mission “Pack your Food”. I first discovered praluline on The Sugar Walk of the Marais which I took as part of my month at La Cuisine Paris.  Billed as “a cultural and culinary tour of Paris’s finest Pastry institutions,” the tour takes place in the trendy Marais area, whose chic diversity has […]

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