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Swedish Visiting Cake Bars from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was perfect for my entertaining needs this past weekend. Dear friends were driving through Toronto and had made plans to stop to see me around 2pm so I thought what better than to greet them with some baked goods (and rosé, local strawberries and cheese and […]

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Mini version of David Lebovitz French Cheesecake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: French cheesecake (tourteau fromager) from My Paris Kitchen

The recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is a baked cheesecake made with goat’s cheese and sour cream, known in France as a “tourteau”. I’ve made this before when we were cooking from Around my French Table and I remember it being delicious (though some of my guests thought it […]

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Dorie Greenspan cowgirl cornmeal financiers on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cowgirl Cornmeal Financiers

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a favourite French treat – financiers – with a twist. The “Cowgirl” in the name comes from Ellise Pierce (an American writer and chef friend of Dorie’s who lives in Paris) who gave the recipe to Dorie. “The base is the French financier and […]

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Brad Long on Butter cover on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Brad Long on Butter

This is part of my Summer Reads 2018 series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. Ok, to be fair, this week’s Summer Reads pick is kind of a cookbook. But it’s such a different type of cookbook that I think it qualifies as a great summer read (just one that will […]

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French Fridays: So French, So Sweet

I’m a big fan of Chef Gabriel Gâté, born in the Loire Valley in France who moved to Australia with his Melbourne-born wife in 1977 (for me, growing up in Australia, his name was very familiar). He’s written 24 cookbooks and for the past 35 years, he’s been presenting television shows (notably ‘Taste Le Tour […]

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Dorie Greenspan Cocoa Tahini Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Cocoa-Tahini Cookies with Sesame Crunch

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was one I’d been curious to try for a while. Tahini seems to be the “it” ingredient in baked goods these days but I’ll admit I hadn’t baked with it until this past weekend. I was really interested to see if it would work with chocolate […]

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