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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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French Fridays: Favourite French pumpkin recipes

With tomorrow being Hallowe’en, all things pumpkin are on many people’s minds so today I thought I would share a couple favourite “French” pumpkin recipes, collected from my years of working my way though Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. One of my favourite interpretations of pumpkin in Dorie’s Around my French Table was Pumpkin […]

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French Fridays: Paris walking tours

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to!  “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but […]

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French Fridays: A stroll around Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne, France)

Those of you who have read this blog for a while now or who follow me on Instagram will know that we have spent a fair amount of time in France over the past two years. Specifically, in the Lot-et-Garonne in a town called Nérac. I first discovered Nérac in the summer of 2012, when […]

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French Fridays: Canadian Thanksgiving with Dorie Greenspan

From October 2010 to June 2015, as I was working my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie group, I frequently hosted what came to be known as “Dorie dinners”. Since we were tasked with cooking/ baking 4-5 recipes from the book per month, it was sometimes easier […]

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French Fridays: Some favourite Paris reads and recipes

Five years ago today, I posted my very first French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Every Friday after that from October 2010 to nearly the end of June 2015, I faithfully posted a recipe I’d made from the book (not missing one single week!) along with my friends over on French Fridays with Dorie. It’s the […]

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