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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: 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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French Fridays: Choux-ziki for apéritif hour

Those of you who read here often or who follow me on Instagram will already be familiar with my love for l’heure de l’apéro.  Cocktail hour in France is serious business. It’s not just a drink with a few peanuts, it’s quite often something a lot more substantial, signaling the bridge between the workday and […]

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French Fridays: Win a Paris by Bike tour from Fat Tire Paris (CLOSED)

Love Paris? Would you like to explore Paris by bike? Well Fat Tire Bike Tours have partnered with me to offer one lucky reader two spots on their Paris by Bike tour! If you’re not familiar with Fat Tire, they offer bike tours and more in and around Paris, including popular “skip the line” tickets […]

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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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