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Dorie Greenspan Hurry up and Wait Roast Chicken on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Hurry up and Wait Roast Chicken

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Hurry up and Wait Roast Chicken, pp 202-203) is more a technique than a recipe.  Dorie follows the lead of Joël Robuchon and suggests roasting the bird at a high temperature (450˚F), starting it on one side, then turning it (on its other side, then on its back) […]

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Shayma Saddat showing Les Petits Chefs how to fill and wrap dumplings on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make Aushak (Afghan dumplings) with Shayma Saadat

We were so fortunate to welcome Shayma Saadat to the Petits Chefs kitchen-lab to lead an (Aushak) Afghan dumpling workshop for them this week. Yes, they are very lucky and yes, I am feeding their dumpling obsession 😉 Shayma, who I met at an adult Afghan dumpling workshop in the spring, is an internationally published […]

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Orange pumpkins on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A Hallowe’en tradition (not what you think!) and a giveaway!

It’s Hallowe’en week! As someone who grew up in Australia, celebrating Halloween was completely new to me until I moved to Canada. Being an elementary school teacher, of course, Halloween is not easily avoided — my students start thinking about their costumes weeks before the big day! The day itself at school – with haunted […]

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Bellini Kitchen Master on eatlivetravelwrite.com

More thoughts on the Bellini Kitchen Master

I’m back again with more thoughts about the Bellini Kitchen Master thermal blender as per my promise last week.  Since last week’s post I have been experimenting a little more with the BLM and am definitely learning my way around the machine, experiencing more success and starting to understand the concept of cooking in a […]

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Cheese souffle for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Muenster Cheese Soufflés

It baked. It rose. It fell. Pretty much sums up this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Muenster Cheese Soufflés, p 152). I’m not so good at making soufflés. Well actually I am not so good at getting the photo of a soufflé.   I’ve never managed to get a photo of one still risen […]

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Happy Birthday macarons for Dorie Greenspan on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Happy Birthday Dorie!

It’s Dorie Greenspan‘s birthday today and the folks from French Fridays with Dorie and Tuesdays with Dorie are celebrating by baking and cooking up a storm in Dorie’s honour. I couldn’t think of a better French treat to bake for Dorie than macarons – chocolate and, as a nod to the season, pumpkin spice.  But […]

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