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French Fridays: How to make a French Family by Samantha Vérant

You may remember a few years ago, I told you the story of Samantha Vérant who first found herself in Paris at the age of 19. On that day, she met a handsome French scientist (Jean-Luc) and they spent one magical day exploring the city.  Though he begged her to extend her stay, Sam stuck […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Black-and-White Marbled Madeleines

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi (“Black and While Marbled” aka Chocolate Swirl Madeleines) was actually one I considered not making! Why? Well, on my last day in France for my photoshoot, I was in the supermarket picking up a few things to bring home and spied these… I mean, I […]

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How to make crème caramel (video)

Last term some of you might have followed the Petits Chefs testing some recipes from my cookbook which was a one of the best decisions I could have made in the rather challenging recipe testing stage of writing a cookbook.  Watching your exact target audience make a dish following your method was really useful for […]

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How to make crêpes (video)

Last term the Petits Chefs tested some from my cookbook which was a fabulous experience for me (and a delicious one for them!).  Watching kids make a dish and seeing how they react to instructions/ recipe directions was extremely useful for me in terms of figuring out how to explain simple instructions – it’s often […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pithiviers

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi happened to be a perfect fit with the rest of my baking projects (finalising the last few recipes for my book!). Dorie calls a Pithiviers (named after a city in the north of France) one of the “great, forgotten pastries of France, nudged out of […]

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French Fridays: How to make profiteroles (video)

I don’t think it’s any secret how much I love working with choux pastry… I’ve written about it extensively here on this site… and it’s one of my favourite classes to teach too! I’ve made choux pastry with my cooking club before as well – profiteroles for Christmas,  chouquettes and gougères, just to name a […]

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