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French Fridays: Cassoulet from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was kind of epic. In so many senses of the word. Cassoulet is a slow-cooked (but not made in the slow cooker) casserole containing white beans and meat – typically duck confit, sausage and perhaps pork belly or goose. It hails from […]

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French Fridays: The Bonjour Effect

So… you think you speak French, huh? But did you know that “to understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture”? That’s right, like any language, speaking French fluently isn’t just about knowing the correct vocabulary and verb […]

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French Fridays: Last minute baking projects from Around my French Table and Baking Chez Moi for the holidays

I’m officially on holidays (and not a moment too soon!) and will be hanging out in France for the next two weeks. One of the things I like to do when I’m here to relax is bake. I know I hear some of you asking why on earth I would want to be baking when […]

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French Fridays: Counterfeit duck confit from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is something I am sure we’ll eat a lot of over the next couple of weeks when we’re in France for the holidays. Duck (confit) is a staple of the table in southwest France so it’s not something I cook for myself […]

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French Fridays: Two books for Francophiles

Love France? Have some Francophiles on your holiday list? Here are a couple of books you might be interested in. A Taste of Paris: A history of the Parisian love affair with food by David Downie Curious about the “Parisian love affair with food and wine“? Downie’s A Taste of Paris (one of the tastiest […]

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French Fridays: Celery root salad from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is a French bistro classic and also something you’ll always find in my fridge when I am in France. It’s a simple salad of grated celery root (celeriac) in a dressing that’s just mayonnaise, crème fraîche (I actually used plain Greek yohgurt […]

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