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Pierogi in a pie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Pierogi Pie

A few weeks ago at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival, I ate a pierogi pizza from Pizzeria Defina. It was seriously good and no it didn’t have pierogies on top of it – rather it had bacon, potatoes and some cheese on a lovely thin crust. I’d been thinking about it trying to recreate it since […]

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French Fridays wth Dorie pot roast boeuf a la mode on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Boeuf à la Mode

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie (Boeuf à la mode, p 252) saw me making my first ever pot roast! (And if you are wondering, à la mode does not refer to “with ice cream” in this instance!)  Yes, that’s right – I have never made a pot roast before, believe it or not! For […]

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Rossy Earle Pastel de Yuca on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make pastel de yuca with Rossy Earle

Les Petits Chefs were thrilled to welcome Rossy Earle back for the FIFTH visit to our kitchen lab!  I can’t tell you how grateful I am to folks like Rossy – who are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to come and share their culinary knowledge and culture with my students.  This […]

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Moroccan Citrus Salad from The Jewelled Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Giveaway: Pomegranates and Pine Nuts

Having once represented Lebanon in the Miss World pageant, Bethany Kehdy is now seeking to win fans over to the cuisine of Lebanon and the Middle East. Her new book, Pomegranates & Pine Nuts (Duncan Baird, October 2013) is designed to bridge the gulf between the traditions of ancient and modern culture and features Lebanese, […]

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Rungis market near Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A visit to Rungis

(if you are a vegetarian or just don’t have the stomach for photos of raw meat, shall we say, in its original form (i.e. whole animals), you might not wish to read this post OR skip to the bottom where there are the photos from the fruits and vegetable Pavilions. Rungis is a working market […]

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Dorie Greenspan's salade Nicoise on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Salade Niçoise

Today marks the beginning of the FOURTH YEAR of French Fridays with Dorie! I know, right? Where did the time go? For me, that’s three years of not missing one single week and I was kind of looking forward to maybe heading into Year 4 with something like, you know, a cake. To celebrate, right? […]

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