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aperitif hour in Gascony on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: L’heure de l’apéro

If you followed me on Instagram over the summer, you’ll have noticed a trend (well, other than the appearance of lots more frites than usually appear on my feeds!).  Many days, around 6-7pm, a photo of l’heure de l’apéro would pop up. L’heure de what??? Cocktail (apéritif) hour.  The “apéro” as it’s known is the […]

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Quiche with ratatouille on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Ratatouille quiche

For today’s French Friday, I’m bringing you two of my favourite French dishes in one – a ratatouille quiche!  I ate a lot of ratatouille over the summer, simply because the tomatoes and produce was so beautiful in France and try as I may, I couldn’t get out of a market without eggplant, tomatoes and […]

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Party lights in Nerac at the night market on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Le Marché Nocturne (Night Markets)

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Flickr these past 7 weeks, you’ll have seem something you don’t tend to see on my social media feed (or, indeed, on this blog) very often, if ever. Frites. French Fries. Chips. Whatever you call them, in my world, they are a once-in-a-while treat yet this summer, […]

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Cold leek and potato soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Chilled leek and potato soup

Summer. It can be a weird season. Here in Europe, I’ve seen days when it’s been 42˚C and others when it’s been 18˚C. Down in the South-West of France, the evenings actually cool down quite a bit so while you might be sweltering in the daytime, come the evening you might need a light sweater […]

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Eclair de Genie Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: My Sweet Paris (July 2015 edition*)

I just spent a sweet week in Paris, catching up with friends and checking out some new sweet treats (and old favourites). Most summers, I spend a month or longer in Paris but this year I only had a week so all my research-eating had to be condensed, meaning that whenever I met up with […]

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Cortado at Ob La Di in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Yes, you can get a decent coffee in Paris

This year marks 20 years since I left home and moved to Paris where I ended up staying over 5 years.  Since I left in 2000, I have had the good fortune to have visited the city  fairly regularly and one of the things I have noticed, especially over the past few years is how […]

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