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December Favorites

A few of my favorite finds and reads for December:

~ What has Ferran Adrià been up to lately?

~ The power of cookbook writing.

~ How to have a beach body.

~ The Parisianer project.

~ The New York Times’ 100 notable books for 2013.

~ How to make chocolate-covered almonds (I recommend this alternate method for easy candying).

~ And a bunch of cookbook round-ups for 2013 that have done me the honor of including The French Market Cookbook: Love and Lemons’ Favorite cookbooks, by region, Eat Chic Chicago’s Best Healthy Cookbooks for 2013, Simply Recipes’ 2013 Recommended Books List, Red Online’s Best Cookbooks of 2013, Yoga Journal’s 10 Best Cookbooks of 2013 and The Corner Kitchen’s Gift guide for cookbook lovers.

November Favorites

A few of my favorite finds and reads for November:

~ 11 Chocolatiers worth traveling for, a piece I wrote for FlipKey.

~ Ten household items to improve your food photography (a follow-up to these ten other items).

~ Alice Medrich shares her favorite technique for melting chocolate.

~ A photo series depicting bread illustrating this article (in French) in M Le Monde.

~ How hipsters ruined Paris, and all the ways people disagree with that op-ed, including this rebuttal: For Whom the Kale Tolls.

~ The cult of the French pastry chef.

~ Are food blogs helping or hurting your waistline?

~ Where to find independent farmers in Paris?

~ Why do female chefs get overlooked?

~ And yet: the new generation of female French chefs (in French).

October Favorites

A few of my favorite finds and reads for October:

~ Paris’ very first food coop needs your help.

~ Tempted by these coconut and potimarron squares.

~ Luisa featured my tomato mustard tart on The Wednesday Chef.

~ A behind-the-scenes look at Bones, one of my current favorite dining spots in Paris (see my post about it).

~ Medieval Paris, a before and after.

~ I was a guest on Adam Robert’s Clean Plate Club podcast.

~ Do you fantasize about writing your own French novel? Here’s a cover to get you started.

~ Using whey to extend the life of homemade condiments.

September Favorites

A few of my favorite finds and reads for September:

~ Lots of new cafés opening in Paris this fall.

~ Plant foods and just how much protein they contain.

~ Dishwasher cooking: faddish or clever?

~ A blog devoted to Quebec French + illustrated expressions.

~ Caitlin Moran‘s letter of posthumous advice to her daughter, originally published in The Times.

~ Vintage French medical posters.

~ Samantha Lee’s shockingly cute edible scenes.

~ Making flax seed mayonnaise and turmeric tea.

~ My friend Kristen Beddard is The Kale Crusader.

~ Six tips to tidy up your pantry.

~ How a short fast can help you beat jetlag.

~ David Jaggard on what it’s like to be an American in Paris.

~ Dan Barber on the perils of farm-to-table cooking.

~ National flags, made edible.

~ Twelve types of procrastinators. Which one(s!) are you?

August Favorites

A few of my favorite finds and reads for August:

~ Food pic wars. Does this remind you of anyone you know?

~ 31 ways to use lemon peel, and I’ll add my own #32: roasted lemon zest powder.

~ Paris for kids: where to take them, what to feed them.

~ Singing in support of artisan milk producers.

~ Born again in a second language: about writing in a language not your own.

~ A fascinating look at how bento boxes are made.

~ I am coveting this coconut-shaped lamp.

~ Frederick Kaufman on the commoditization of food.

~ Is this the future of coffee shops? Reserved seats for non-laptop-using customers.

~ A good-looking loaf of bread baked 2000 years ago.

~ What do 200 calories look like?

~ Why we should all keep a spark file.

~ Using active verbs in recipes: what’s your preferred style?

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