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Comte wafers from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Comté and Ham Wafers from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was a lovely little cocktail cookie which i served at our Shine For Shelterbox charity fundraiser last week. I left out the ham to make them vegetarian and used a sharp Manchego cheese (I did have comte but I ate it […]

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Dorie Greenspan Double-Ginger Crumb Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Double-Ginger Crumb Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies made my house smell amazing and very “holiday”-like on the first weekend in December! These ginger cookies include fresh ginger in the cookie dough (Dorie’s “do-almost-anything vanilla cookie dough“) and powdered ginger in the crumble topping for a double hit of warmth. I always have trouble […]

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Aperitif by Rebekah Peppler on eatlivetravelrite.com

Books for holiday entertaining

T’is the season for holiday entertaining, right? Here are four books you might like to pick up for the entertainer on your holiday list – or hey, just for yourself to help you through the season! Apéritif, Cocktail Hour the French Way Paris-based writer Rebekah Peppler has written one of my favourite books of the […]

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Tabbouleh from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Tabbouleh from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was tabbouleh. Proper Lebanese-style tabbouleh which is more herbs than anything else. In this post on his site, David says: Much of what gets called Tabbouleh bears little resemblance to what Lebanese Tabbouleh is. When I moved to France and began […]

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Dorie Greenspan Gâteau Basque Fantasie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Gâteau Basque Fantasie

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was a one I was intrigued by. I mean, I love a good Gâteau Basque but wasn’t sure about the whole idea of filling it with dried fruits and nuts – I mean, why mess with a perfectly good dessert, right? The traditional filling is […]

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New Favorites for New Cooks on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Kids’ cookbooks for the holidays

It’s been a bumper fall for new cookbook releases and I’ve got a whole lot of posts coming up highlighting some of my favourites.  Today I’m excited to share two excellent books for the budding chefs on your holiday list (alongside, you know, this one 😉 ) The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs You know […]

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