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French Fridays: Cassoulet from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was kind of epic. In so many senses of the word. Cassoulet is a slow-cooked (but not made in the slow cooker) casserole containing white beans and meat – typically duck confit, sausage and perhaps pork belly or goose. It hails from […]

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French Fridays: The Bonjour Effect

So… you think you speak French, huh? But did you know that “to understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture”? That’s right, like any language, speaking French fluently isn’t just about knowing the correct vocabulary and verb […]

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French Fridays: Two books for Francophiles

Love France? Have some Francophiles on your holiday list? Here are a couple of books you might be interested in. A Taste of Paris: A history of the Parisian love affair with food by David Downie Curious about the “Parisian love affair with food and wine“? Downie’s A Taste of Paris (one of the tastiest […]

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French Fridays: Market Day in Vic-Fezensac

Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Vic-Fezensac in the neighbouring (to the Lot-et-Garonne where Nérac is located) Gers department on market day. Eleanor, my good friend from VivreinFrance who runs market cooking classes (a visit to the market and a cooking class, all en français) invited me to tag […]

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French Fridays: Délicieux – The Recipes of France by Gabriel Gaté

Love classic French recipes? Love gorgeous photos of France? Délicieux : The Recipes of France is for you! Written by Gabriel Gaté, this is a collection of recipes based on his “experiences as a chef, cookery teacher and lover of French food and travel” Gabriel Gâté was born in the Loire Valley in France but […]

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French Fridays: Paris Express by Laura Calder

(this article originally appeared on Recipe Geek) Paris. Express. Even Laura Calder admits that the title contains a bit of an oxymoron. Many people consider French food as something best saved for a “special” occasion – they feel it’s time-consuming, so it’s not cuisine for everyday. Laura Calder, with this book, is out to prove […]

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