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Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie Greenspan Rosemary Parmesan Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Rosemary-Parm Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a timely one as I was headed to an apéritif at a friend’s house earlier in the week and was looking for something to bring – crispy, flaky cheesy cookies flecked with rosemary sounded perfect! Dorie says: It’s hard to decide what’s best about this […]

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David Lebovitz olive tapenade on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Black Olive Tapenade from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was another reminder of how simple things like tapenade are to make from scratch – and had me scratching my head as to why I don’t do it more often! The thing about tapenade is that if I’m using it in a […]

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Vegemite gougeres on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Vegemite gougères for Australia Day!

It all began last Friday at a wine and food pairing class I was teaching with Neil at the St Lawrence Market (check out the rest of my class offerings here). The theme was Southwest France and we had a little bit of piment d’espelette in many of the dishes, including gougères. The mild smoky […]

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Salt cod fritters from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays : Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen  used the leftover salt cod and potato purée from the recipe we made a couple of weeks ago. Well actually some of us had to make an entire new (half) batch of the purée. I had saved some of the original purée […]

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Choux puffs with dill filled with tzatziki cream cheese on eatlivetravelwrite.com

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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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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