Coconut Lentil Soup (Recipe)

Since I’m on a lentil run this week, here’s another protein/iron-packed recipe for you. This soup has become a stable in our house and I’ve made it too many times to count. I’d found the original recipe in “New Vegetarian” by Celia Brooks Brown. A good friend gave me the cookbook years ago and its […]

Buckwheat Galettes and Dessert Crepes (Recipes)

First, I’d like to say it’s cold in Paris right now. Very cold. This weekend we went to have a look at the green booksellers’ stands along the Seine. “Bouquinistes” have been selling old books, magazines, posters, etc. along the riverbanks for centuries and since 1991 the “boxes” have been classed as a UNESCO World […]

Chocolate Almond Cake (Recipe)

Before I get to the chocolate cake part, let me talk about the BEST MACARONS IN PARIS. Promise you they’re linked… Last year for my sister’s 25th birthday, my mom and I trekked all over the city collecting macarons. The first part of our goal was to surprise the birthday girl with 25 (yes, an […]

The Widow Clicquot

Last night I went to a captivating reading at the American Library here in Paris. Tilar J. Mazzeo was presenting her New York Times Bestseller The Widow Clicquot. Many of us know of “Veuve Clicquot” champagne, but we don’t know anything about the woman behind the name. I have to admit that I had once […]

Festival du Livre Culinaire (Upcoming Event)

I just marked my calendar for the Paris Cookbook Festival 2011! Next weekend, March 3-6, over 200 publishers will gather in Paris to present their cookbooks to professionals (March 3-4) and then to the general public (March 5-6). I can’t wait to go and check the collection of recipes and enticing food photography from around […]

Ready for Dessert: Newest Book on My Shelf

This week I got to meet David Lebovitz and picked up a beautiful (and heavy) copy of his latest cookbook, Ready for Dessert. Full of mouth-watering photos, clearly-presented recipes and loads of baking tips, it simply makes me want to get in the kitchen- and bake. While many of the recipes are reminiscent of classic […]