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French Fridays: Frenchie New Bistro Cooking

In the summer of 2011, I spent a few weeks in Paris, teaching English and taking cooking and baking classes and as I was planning my time there, I started to hear some buzz about a new wine bar, conveniently located just around the corner from my “home away from home” in the 2nd arrondissement […]

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French Fridays: Black Olive Tapenade from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was another reminder of how simple things like tapenade are to make from scratch – and had me scratching my head as to why I don’t do it more often! The thing about tapenade is that if I’m using it in a […]

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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: Duck fat potatoes from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was the perfect accompaniment to our New Year’s Eve roast beef dinner. Actually, pretty much any dinner. Because – potatoes roasted in duck fat. I mean, come on… David calls for (Yukon Gold or russet) potatoes to be peeled and par boiled […]

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French Fridays: Fennel, radish, orange, and crab salad from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is the perfect antidote to all that rich holiday food you might have been indulging in… David says this salad “makes good use of such sturdy leaves as radicchio, endive, and watercress” and I was excited to make this one as during […]

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