Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen on

French Fridays: Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was one we’d put off, I guess, because maybe people were all like “where on earth do I get a guinea hen?” (me included). Turns out that a 1.13kg chicken is an excellent stand in for a guinea hen and fits … Read more

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking with Julia raspberry and fig crostata on

Tuesdays with Dorie: Raspberry-Fig Crostata

Well now. A lattice tart for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie (Raspberry-Fig Crostata, page 374)? A pastry made with almond flour and sesame seeds? Both sounded a little challenging considering I haven’t baked (well, properly baked following a recipe) for a while now. But I just put on my pastry head, channelled my inner Kate … Read more

Jill Colonna's fig tart

Meeting Jill Colonna at Un Dimanche à Paris and a fig tart recipe

Today I am welcoming the lovely Jill Colonna, author of Mad about Macarons.  I met up with her in Paris this summer for a delightful afternoon of tasty treats and non-stop chatter! When Mardi asked me to guest post on her blog, I was so excited.  Imagine being asked to do something for eat. live. … Read more