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Duck Season Eating Drinking and Other Misadventures in Gascony France's Last Best Place byDavid McAnich on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Summer Reads: Duck Season: Eating, Drinking and Other Misadventures in Gascony, France’s Last Best Place

Welcome to Summer Reads 2017 where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. Today for Summer Reads I’m excited to introduce you to Duck Season: Eating, Drinking and Other Misadventures in Gascony, France’s Last Best Place by David McAninch. McAninch is the Features Editor at Chicago Magazine and the book tells the story […]

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Armagnac, a primer (for #Winophiles)

This is a guest post written by Neil Phillips and participates in today’s Winophiles Twitter chat which is all about Southwest France and the wines from this region! See below for more details! Armagnac, Cognac, Brandy – what’s in a name? Southwest France produces two well-known brandies.  While Cognac is certainly the more famous, it […]

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Prune Armagnac Clafoutis on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Clafoutis, Southwest France style (for #Winophiles)

It’s le 14 juillet (Bastille Day for those of you who are not en France!). So what better way to celebrate French Fridays than with a quintessentially (Southwest) French dessert – with Armagnac and prunes! Our little rental home (maison de la fontaine) is situated in the heart of prune country (you might have heard […]

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My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: My Good Life in France

As soon as I saw this promo for Janine Marsh’s debut novel My Good Life in France, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy!  I was familiar with Janine from The Good Life France website and Magazine but I hadn’t realised her move to France had been accidental. On a day […]

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French Fridays: A day in The New Paris with Lindsey Tramuta

I’m not sure exactly how I came across Lindsey Tramuta on social media but I remember following her on Twitter way back in early 2011 and thinking how she was living a life similar to one I’d probably have lived had I moved to Paris 15 years later than I did. She and I had […]

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Lonely Planet Kids: First Words (French) and Pop up Paris

As a food and travel writer, I get a lot of cookbooks and guide books sent to me. Teachers, on the other hand (my day job) don’t tend to receive d lot of review copies of books though. So it’s always exciting when a publisher contacts me with books that might interest my students (and, […]

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