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Duck terrine with figs from David Lebovitz My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Duck terrine with figs from My Paris Kitchen

The recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was a terrine, in theory, made with duck, chicken livers and pork. I made this in the crazy last week of school, knowing we had a dinner for 12 to prepare this past Monday and imagined it would be perfect as the […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Black-and-White Baked Alaska

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi – Baked Alaska – is one I love to eat but which takes a fair bit of organisation to make. I’ve only ever made Baked Alaska once before (when, amusingly, I said I thought I might like to make it again but that was 7 […]

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Bella Figura

This is part of my Summer Reads 2018 series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. This week’s Summer Reads pick will have you wanting to pack your bags and head to Italy. Kamin Mohammadi‘s Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat The Italian Way is part “how to” manual, part […]

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French Fridays: Kids make no-knead baguette

I’m lucky in my day job that I get to incorporate a lot of what I love into the everyday. French language, French culture and, of course, French food are part of my everyday and I am so grateful. My boss is very supportive of my schemes to get kids cooking en français and what […]

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Writing a cookbook – a timeline, part 2

So…. you might remember the “Writing a Cookbook” timeline, part 1. The post where I explained what happened from October 2015 when I first chatted with the folks at Appetite by Random House to April 2017 when I handed in the manuscript. Soooo, right, manuscript is in – I’m done right? All finished. Yeah, right, […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was perfect for my entertaining needs this past weekend. Dear friends were driving through Toronto and had made plans to stop to see me around 2pm so I thought what better than to greet them with some baked goods (and rosé, local strawberries and cheese and […]

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