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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!  

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Corsican gratin: Zucchini and goat cheese

My poor non French people If there is a place in France where people are crazy proud and the landscapes are crazy beautiful, it's in crazy Cosica. One of the most beautiful place on earth and the birthplace of one of the craziest Frenchman ever, a short, brown-haired and short tempered guy called Napoleon Bonaparte. So here is a crazy easy  (and incredibly delicious) recipe in honor of this French and perfect island! This vegetarian dish is inspired by Corsican cuisine, where zucchini are often ...

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Cold soup for summer: Vichyssoise!

My poor non French people, Here is is the best refreshing recipe for a hot summer : French and perfect VICHYSSOISE! I cooked it recently when I went to NY for a book signing of The Everything Easy French cookbook at the Maille boutique. I took advantage of the trip to meet Adrienne, of XOXOcooks, who has a great youtube channel. So what do you cook when you're a French and perfect girl in New York? Well, a French and perfect NY recipe ...

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Kale and Camembert pie, a French and American story!

My poor non-French people, It is a hard job to be a French and perfect lady in America. Not only must you celebrate 4th of July but you also have to celebrate Bastille day 10 days later. Quoi? Having great food with friends and family while watching at fireworks and drinking rosé, again!!!! Here is a recipe I created just for both occasion, with a 100% American ingredient, Kale (Kale doesn't exist in France, it is just starting there) and a 100% French ingredient... Camembert ...

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Be NICE to yourself! Make a NICOISE salad !

My poor non French people There it comes again. That dreadful moment. Spring is all around, flowers are budding, birds are chirping and you're...  scared. How are you going to make it? Why, why why,  did you have a second serving of hachis parmentier that one time at the Duponds? Can you really drop 50 pounds a day  by having just water (with sometimes a tablespoon of water in it and some sprinkled H2O on the top) for the next 45 days? Or should ...

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A soup for Spring! Asperges au fromage de chèvre

My poor non French people, How is your souping going so far? I've spent the last days preparing soup every night and can't seem to get tired of it. The whole great idea about it is you can wait for the seaons to surprise you : new ingredients mean new flavours, new colours and... new recipes. Spring is great for many things, and one of its first main great perk is this little jewel that is called asparagus. Comes perfectly when you need it! ...

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La Soupe aux Choux, or how to laugh (and eat) like a French

My poor non French people, Here is a soup recipe that should bring many a smile on  your dear French friends faces. Oui, we French people don't spend all our time complaining or frowning at other people's look (although some of you could have put on a more elegant attire to read this French and perfect post... yes, I'm talking to you, still in pyjamas at 4pm lady who is stuffing her face with pisttacchios while read proofing her post. .. wait... ...

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What soup Doc? Stinging nettle!

My poor non-French people, Sometimes I  wish I was a witch. I often think of these poor ladies, in the middle ages, who were just trying to be a little different, a little freer, and would occasionnally put in  they caldron an herb or two they would have found while walking in the forest. Do you sometimes think of how we got to know what was good to eat or not? Who tried chanterelle first? Is it the same person who took ...

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STOP JUICING! TRY SOUPING!

My poor non-French people, Please stop all your juicing right now. As the French say, you can't live only of love and fresh water, and I'm sure deep down you know that nobody can really live only on fresh juice either. Of course it's great to believe that there's an easy solution to everything, and that engulfing gallons of sweet liquid will allow you to stay slim, fit, and never get old. But as much as there's no prince charming (except my dear French ...

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Pack a Paques Lunch for Easter! PATE DE PAQUES

My poor non-French people, Let me confess a little thing, just between you and me, entre nous. I'm not French and perfect. Ok, I'm French, and most of the time, as most of us do, I just wish I was perfect. But I'm trying! And you know, as I've learned here in the US, "Fake it until you make it", so let's pretend I actually have absolutely no defect, a rocking body and a wonderful, easy nature. Ho, and also, that my photos ...