La fuite d’eau

Anyone who has kids, or a puppy, can relate. I don’t have either, but after all we’ve been through together, I now have a similarly intimate relationship with my apartment. One afternoon at the end of last week, I came home from lunch and …

Anyone who has kids, or a puppy, can relate. I don’t have either, but after all we’ve been through together, I now have a similarly intimate relationship with my apartment. One afternoon at the end of last week, I came home from lunch and the moment I stepped inside my place, I felt something was wrong.

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Bakers Against Racism, Paris Bake Sale

This Saturday, a group of bakers in Paris will be gathering for a bake sale in support of La Ligue des droits de l’Homme, a human rights organization in France that fights for the rights of victims of discrimination and racism, as well as other inequalities. I’ll be there from 1 to 3pm with copies of L’Appart in hardcover and paperback. Each sale will include…

This Saturday, a group of bakers in Paris will be gathering for a bake sale in support of La Ligue des droits de l’Homme, a human rights organization in France that fights for the rights of victims of discrimination and racism, as well as other inequalities.

I’ll be there from 1 to 3pm with copies of L’Appart in hardcover and paperback. Each sale will include a homemade chocolate chip cookie with 100% of the book (and cookie) sales donated to the Ligue des droits de l’Homme.

In addition, I am offering original copies of Room for Dessert and Ripe for Dessert in brand-new condition for sale as well. Quantities of these books will be very limited since they are out-of-print.

For the event, proper hygiene will be respected in line with French government recommendations. See you then!

*For more info about the Bake Sale, visit the Baker’s Against Racism Paris Instagram page.

The Making of Drinking French

A few years ago, after My Paris Kitchen came out, I began thinking about what I’d write about next. Whenever you have a book come out, the most common question is, “What’s your next book?” Sometimes you already have an idea, but other times, it’s nice to sit back and enjoy what you’ve written. I was happy that people took to that book so much,…

A few years ago, after My Paris Kitchen came out, I began thinking about what I’d write about next. Whenever you have a book come out, the most common question is, “What’s your next book?” Sometimes you already have an idea, but other times, it’s nice to sit back and enjoy what you’ve written. I was happy that people took to that book so much, and after a respite, I started thinking about what to write about next.

Because I was asked about it so much, I decided that telling the story of my apartment renovation would make an interesting book, which turned out to be true, knowing that people would be surprised at what a comedy of errors it turned out to be.

But another subject I found myself becoming more and more interested in was the culture and traditions of French drinkings, and the drinks themselves. I submitted both proposals at once, nearly six years ago, in a two-book arrangement with my publisher, deciding to tackle the renovation story first while it was still fresh in my mind and take on French drinks when I was done. That ended up being a good thing…because I needed a drink after reliving L’Appart…and from what many of you have told me after reading it, so did you!

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Twentieth Anniversary of the Blog!

I know I should have baked a cake, or rather, someone else should have baked a cake. But no matter. (Okay, so it matters a little…) I’m happy to celebrate the blog turning twenty this month! I’m not sure how the twenty-year mark snuck up so fast, but it did. Who knew when I started posting a bunch of random thoughts, ramblings, and recipes online…

I know I should have baked a cake, or rather, someone else should have baked a cake. But no matter. (Okay, so it matters a little…) I’m happy to celebrate the blog turning twenty this month!

I’m not sure how the twenty-year mark snuck up so fast, but it did. Who knew when I started posting a bunch of random thoughts, ramblings, and recipes online in October of 1999, that I’d be doing it this long. But here I am.

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