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Double butter double baked cookies from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Double-Butter Double-Baked Petit Beurre Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was one I thought would be a quick and easy recipe for a Sunday afternoon – but in fact, was one where you remember (again!) why it pays to read the recipe well in advance before you start out making something. These deceptively simple little […]

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David Lebovitz buckwheat madeleines on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Buckwheat madeleines from My Paris Kitchen

The recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen this week was Buckwheat Madeleines which I was intrigued to try. David says they don’t get the characteristic hump so I kind of wondered why you would bake them in a madeleine pan (apart from that they look pretty!). I had a […]

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Kids topping macarons at Nadege in Toronto on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs visit Nadège

It’s a GREAT Monday in cooking club when you get to have a macaron masterclass with Nadège! For those of you not familiar with the Toronto food scene, Nadège Nourian is the chef and owner of Nadège Patisserie. She was born in Lyon, France, and is a fourth generation pastry chef. She’s worked alongside Meilleur […]

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Dorie Greenspan Vanilla Brown Butter Madeleines from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Vanilla-Brown Butter Madeleines

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a French classic – madeleines – with a twist of browned butter. Dorie says: This very special rendition of the traditional madeleine is made with browned butter and the scraped pulp of a vanilla bean. Its flavor is reminiscent of butterscotch (when I first noticed […]

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Paris Ever After

You might remember earlier this year, I read Karen Burns‘ The Paris Effect (read my review here) in one sitting – it’s one of those “I’ll just read one more chapter” books that you suddenly discover you’ve finished before you know it. It’s also one of those books you find yourself wondering “But what happens next?” […]

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Lessons from Nigella

When I heard there was a new Nigella Lawson book coming out last year, I pre-ordered it immediately. I know… it’s not like I need another cookbook but… it’s Nigella. Who says about At My Table: The food in this book, that comes from my kitchen, is eaten at my table, and will be eaten […]

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