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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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French Fridays: A stroll around Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne, France)

Those of you who have read this blog for a while now or who follow me on Instagram will know that we have spent a fair amount of time in France over the past two years. Specifically, in the Lot-et-Garonne in a town called Nérac. I first discovered Nérac in the summer of 2012, when […]

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French Fridays: Canadian Thanksgiving with Dorie Greenspan

From October 2010 to June 2015, as I was working my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie group, I frequently hosted what came to be known as “Dorie dinners”. Since we were tasked with cooking/ baking 4-5 recipes from the book per month, it was sometimes easier […]

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Patisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber

Book review: Pâtisserie made Simple

Ever wandered the streets of Paris looking longingly in the pâtisserie windows and wondered how easy some of those delectable desserts might be to recreate in your own kitchen? Well wonder no longer because here’s just the book for you – Pâtisserie Made Simple by Edd Kimber , released in the US/ Canada this week. […]

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Win  copy of Pâtisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber (US/Canada) (CLOSED)

Win copy of Pâtisserie made Simple by Edd Kimber (US/Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of Pâtisserie Made Simple! Thanks to the kind folks at Kyle Books, I have one copy of Pâtisserie Made Simple (I reviewed it here) to give away to one lucky Canadian or US resident to celebrate its US release this week. How to enter: There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of […]

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Les Petits Chefs make chouquettes from Pâtisserie made Simple

If you live in France, there’s nothing better than an after school snack, straight from the boulangerie. A pain au chocolat or a handful of still-warm chouquettes (choux pastry puffs studded with pearl sugar)… Since we don’t live in France, the next best thing might be an after school snack that you make yourself, right? […]

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