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The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Journalist, cookbook author, cooking teacher, former restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune, Patricia Wells‘s name has long been synonymous with good food. In 1984, she published her travel book, The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris, which was quickly recognized as an authoritative volume for gourmet travelers. Now she has updated and refreshed the book […]

Wine with personality

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

One of the best parts of living in France has been getting to know winemakers like Jean-Marc Espinasse, and the delicious wine he produces at Domaine Rouge Bleu in the Rhone Valley. Jean-Marc and I became friends through his wife, Kristin, who pens the lovely blog, French Word-a-Day. Before I ever lived in France, I used […]

Food and passion (and a giveaway)

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Are you as fascinated as I am by the heat, drama and pressure of a professional kitchen? Today I’m delighted to welcome Meredith Mileti, author of the debut novel, Aftertaste. The book tells the story of Mira: wife, mother and passionate chef/owner of a chic New York City trattoria. When Mira’s fiery nature lands her in a […]

Truth and fiction (and a giveaway)

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m so delighted to welcome novelist Sheila Kohler whose books include Becoming Jane Eyre, Cracks, and, most recently, Love Child. A professor of writing at Bennington College and Princeton University, Sheila is a needle-sharp observer, the type of writer whose work creeps under your skin long after you’ve put the book down, a novelist who receives five-star Amazon reviews […]

Canine companionship

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m so excited to welcome author Allie Larkin to chat about her debut novel, Stay. The book is about Van, a lovelorn young woman who, while drowning her sorrows with a few cocktails, accidentally buys a German shepherd puppy off the internet. Mayhem ensues, but in the end, could a dog named Joe possibly be […]

Home sweet (simplified) home

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m so delighted to welcome bestselling author Claire Cook to talk about her new book, Best Staged Plans. I know from personal experience that Claire’s novels are warm, witty and honest and I can’t wait to read her latest, about a professional home stager trying to simplify her life. I chatted with Claire about home-staging […]

How to heal in Provence

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m so delighted to welcome Julianna Baggott — who also writes under the pen name Bridget Asher — to talk about her new novel, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted. Isn’t the title evocative? The book is about a new widow, her young son, and a sullen teenage niece who find solace and new possibilities in a crumbling family […]

Love and comfort food in Odessa (and giveaway)

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Odessa has been on my mind recently, and not just because I miss the perogies at the New York City diner of the same name. First, my parents went on a 14-day Black Sea cruise, only to come home raving about the port city so avidly, I was convinced they’d discovered an ancient Ukrainian branch […]

Secrets of a vegan cupcake baker

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Paris’s current dessert trend goes something like this: The cupcake is the new macaron which is the new black. At least according to the New York Times. In celebration of everyone’s favorite mini-gateau, we sat down with Celeste Rhoads of Pop Cupcakes, a Parisian cupcake traiteur (shhh! her sweet treats are vegan!), to discuss French enthusiasm for American desserts, […]

The Asian Grandmother’s Cookbook

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Bonjour, mes amis, and welcome to another edition of Q&A. Today we are thrilled to welcome Patricia Tanumihardja, author of The Asian Grandmother’s Cookbook. Pat interviewed dozens of grannies for the book, writing down their recipes and cooking tips in an effort to honor these “culinary flame-keepers.” The result is a book that collects more than 130 […]

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