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Voilà Cookbook preview!

A new cookbook... It's always such an adventure, and a pleasure to share it... Can I confess something? French people are supposed to never brag, and pretend they never really care about anything, but I must say I am super proud with this Voilà Cookbook! First, because of how beautiful it looks! Hélène Dujardin, the photographer, a fellow French expat in Charleston, SC, did wonders... The cover itself is un petit bijou, a small jewel! The coq au vin immediately reminded me of ...

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Voilà! New French Cookbook!

The French in me is trying very much not to be too excited... But there it is, I am so so so happy to share the big news with you! It's due in a few days! My new bébé! A brand new cookbook! It's beautiful, it's full of great recipes and, Voilà! Oui, Voilà! is the title and I guess it says it all! It's all about French cooking, and how it can be delicious AND easy. I am trying to share my love for ...

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Gateau au yaourt with a twist

I love Gâteau au yaourt, It's the easiest and most delicious cake, perfect to make at the last minute with what is left in the fridge or in the pantry -and at home, there's always eggs, flour, oil, sugar, and... yogurt somewhere. The first cake you learn to make when you're French - I can definitely see Madame Turpin teaching us at school. It's so easy ! You usually make it straight with a "pot de yaourt", a store bought yogurt that is ...

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Saucisse Lentilles mon amour!

Sausages and lentils are one of my favorites dishes in winter, and here is a quick recipe for you my poor non French people! I love making this dish because it takes about 7 minutes to actually make, and can feed the whole family, including meal for the next day... Also lentils are great for your health, especially French lentils, les Lentilles du puy. I shot a video live on my Facebook page, and some of you asked for the written ...

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Gluten free and dairy free cake!

My poor non French people, Sorry I've been away for so long. I was very busy trying to understand how Snapchat works and if life has a meaning without instagram (turns out, not bad at all! You should check it out!) Anyway, I made this cake today and brought it to the office I share with two beautiful and wonderful and very Los Angeles ladies, who of course have special diets (because, oui, it's LA, mon ami!). Well, as French and perfect ...

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How to have a French Easter

Do you want to be French and perfect and have a French and perfect Easter? Well, judging from my family, I guess you just need to start the day by eating 3 tons of chocolate bunny or chocolate bells or chocolate fish or chocolate hens. At home. the most difficult thing for me and my brother was trying to actually hide the chocolate after we had found it because my dad would try and eat them. There was a whole hide and seek ...

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French onion soup, Soupe à l’oignon recipe

One of the most famous soups in French cuisine, this grated cheese and onion soup is supposed to be a great way to fight a bad hangover! Discover how it is a tradition for weddings in France and how it was invented by a French king in my new video! I had a lot of fun making the video with my friend Su. She is a great francophile and offered to make this soup together using the new terra cotto cookware she ...

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Bébé Baguette!

Introducing... French and perfect bébé! Since my baby was born 18 months ago I've had a lot of fun cooking for him and trying to develop his taste for good things. Thought I could share some recipes with you to try and make a French and perfect bébé at home! Here is the first recipe. Baby baguettes. So French and perfect! What do French baby eat when they are teething? Bébé baguettes of course! They are perfect to soothe gums when teeth are coming... ...

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Start the year like a Queen! Make a King’s cake!

Galette des Rois is the first cake of the year in France. What's best than sharing a cake with your friends and relatives to start the new year? During the whole month of January, French people meet and share a galette together. This King's cake is named after the Three Wise Men who are said to have come to visit baby Jesus on the Twelth day after his birth. They brought fancy presents, and the French traditionally celebrate this fact by bringing ...

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When life gives you apple, drink cider!

My poor non French people There are days like this when everything fails and you just think you suck and everybody is perfect except you. Last time I had one of these beautiful days, I made this video... Last minute recipe and survivors guide: Apple flowers in 10 minutes   And remember: it's not worth trying to be perfect... perfection is so boring! Bon appétit les amis!