Press & Awards
Interviewed on Radio Canada by Suzanne Kennelly: Pour la passion de la cuisine (December 1, 2012).
Interviewed in the New York Times Magazine, USA (March 25, 2012): Le Quotidian Pain.
Featured in the London Free Press, Canada (January 3, 2012): The Foodies behind the food.
Featured in The Guardian, UK (January 1, 2012): Soul Food: Clotilde Dusoulier on sugar-crusted choux buns.
The Art of French Baking featured in The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand (December 9, 2011): The Gift of Taste.
Interviewed about The Art of French Baking in the National Post, Canada (December 7, 2011): Mastering the Art of French Baking.
Featured in The Globe and Mail, Canada (November 8, 2011): Blogger dishes on the art of French baking.
Baking books: best of the new batch - Excerpt: "Also from France, Clotilde Dusoulier continues with her adaptations of Ginette Mathiot's works with the most beautiful Art of French Baking. The illustrations are reminiscent of Jules Destrooper biscuit tins, the layout is clean and the photographs enticing without being off-puttingly perfect."
Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris featured in The Age, Australia (May 17, 2011): Et les vegies s'il vous plaît.
Featured in Madame Figaro magazine, France (December 4, 2010): Le Réveillon des foodistas.
Appeared as a guest on France Inter's Service Public radio show about Christmas meals, France (November 29, 2010).
Featured in The Age, Australia (November 23, 2010): Everyone's a critic: How food bloggers are changing our world.
Guest speaker at the Bibliothèque Nationale Française, the French national library (October 16, 2010). The video of the talk is available.
Featured on Le Fooding's website with a filmed recipe for Chocolate & Zucchini Cake (March 10, 2010).
Appeared on NY radio show The Leonard Lopate Show, USA, to talk about the book I Know How To Cook (December 11, 2009).
Appeared in the cooking segment of CBS's Early Show, USA, to demonstrate a holiday menu from the book I Know How To Cook (December 10, 2009).
Appeared on local television channel LX New York, USA, to demonstrate a recipe for cheese puffs from the book I Know How To Cook (December 9, 2009).
Won a Foodbuzz Food Blog Award for Best Writing Voice (November 2009).
I Know How To Cook featured in the Telegraph, UK (October 8, 2009)
France's favourite dishes - Excerpt: "Now Clotilde, along with a team of cookery experts, has edited the new English edition of the French home-cook's bible by Ginette Mathiot, Je Sais Cuisiner, translated as I Know How to Cook. First published in 1932, it has sold more than six million copies in French."
I Know How To Cook mentioned in the Boston Globe, USA (September 30, 2009)
Clotilde Dusoulier Knows How To Cook - Excerpt:: "Now Mathiot’s masterpiece has its first English translation, prepared by 30-year-old Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier, the author of a pair of cookbooks and the blog Chocolate & Zucchini (www.chocolateandzucchini.com)."
I Know How To Cook mentioned in the New York Times, USA (August 25, 2009)
A Boeuf Bourguignon in (Gasp!) Five Steps - Excerpt: "The book, with more than 1,400 recipes, has sold more than six million copies. The first English version will be published in October by Phaidon Press, [edited] by Clotilde Dusoulier, the Parisian food writer who blogs at chocolateandzucchini.com."
Les Blog-croqueuses - Excerpt: "Clotilde découvre les joies des fourneaux [alors qu'elle travaille] aux États-Unis. En 2003, de retour en France, elle crée son blog bilingue. Ses billets en forme de confidences dévoilent ses trouvailles culinaires, mais aussi ses lectures, ses coups de cœur… Son Chocolat & zucchini (éd. Marabout) a séduit de nombreux lecteurs en France. Outre-Atlantique, on s’est délecté de son Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris (éd. Broadway Books). Son style : astucieux."
Featured in 50 of the World's Best Food Blogs by Times Online, UK (February 17, 2009)
50 of the World's Best Food Blogs - Excerpt: "If you haven’t heard of multi-lingual Chocolate and Zucchini by now, you’ve obviously been living in gastronomic purgatory. (...) Paris-based Clotilde Dusoulier has recently started a series on French food idioms, and her blog is full of Parisian gastronomic delights, with a book to accompany it, appropriately titled Edible Adventures in Paris."
World Wide Wurstsalat - Excerpt: "Weniger um Belehrung als um gutes Essen geht es Clotilde Dusoulier in Paris. (...) „Meine kulinarische Erziehung habe ich meiner Mutter und eigenem Training zu verdanken“, erzählt die Pariserin. „Ich habe aber auch mal einen Kursus in traditioneller französischer Kochkunst besucht, ein Jahr lang.“ Schokolade und Zucchini mögen zwar nicht zusammenpassen und nicht jedem schmecken, beschrieben aber genau ihren Kochstil: Das Gemüse stehe für gesunde Produkte aus der Region, Schokolade symbolisiere ihre Leidenschaft für alles Süße."
Finalist in the Cuisine category of Glamour's 2009 blog awards, France (December 2008)
Top 10 food blogs from around the world - Excerpt: "Clotilde Dusoulier’s online presence remains the ne plus ultra of French food blogs and has been supported by the recent publication of books based on her experiences of shopping, eating and cooking in Paris."
BLOG OF THE WEEK: Go here for the dish - Excerpt: "UPSHOT: A loving discussion of food. You not only learn how to make Lemon Kefir Ice Cream but you'll understand why it's perfect in July when your bathroom's being remodeled. (...) TONE: Chatty, friendly. (...) TIMELINESS: Good. Dusoulier posts every few days. (...) INTERACTIVITY: Very high. Planning a trip to Croatia, Dusoulier received nearly 100 responses to her request for places to eat, food to try and ingredients to bring home. COOL FEATURE: She's an ace photographer - the food looks very inviting."
Paris book reviewed in the Santa Fe New Mexican, USA (August 8, 2008)
Try these food-savvy companions for Paris - Excerpt: "Clotilde bestows useful tips, cultural insights and the sort of lively commentary and acerbic asides your best friend might if she were young, Parisian and food-obsessed. Not limiting herself to restaurants, she embraces all things food-related, including bookstores, food fairs, markets, bakeries, specialty shops, cheese shops, bakeries, fish shops -- even seed emporiums. All of this information is contained in a volume that comfortably fits in a handbag."
Paris book reviewed in the Omaha World-Herald, USA (July 6, 2008)
Enjoy Paris eateries without the flight - Excerpt: "Dusoulier manages to be at once thoughtful, insightful, frank and joyful in describing 164 eateries and more than 130 bakeries and food specialty shops in Paris. She covers just what an outsider might need to respectfully and happily nibble his way through town, with a good bit of history and context, subtle tips on avoiding being an obnoxious tourist and even a few recipes from her favorite chefs. [...] There's a joy and depth to the writing that's not often seen in guidebooks."
"CLOTILDE'S EDIBLE ADVENTURES IN PARIS, by Clotilde Dusoulier. (Broadway, paper, $17.95.) Advice and recipes from the popular French food blogger and author of Chocolate and Zucchini."
Guide Dishes Up Mouthwatering Adventures in Paris - Excerpt: "Dusoulier [...] goes beyond simply listing recommended restaurants in her book. She hunts down the best Paris has to offer and weaves in advice on how to understand French menus, how to order food correctly and how to behave in a French food store."
In Paris, Mastering the Art of Le Fooding - Excerpt: "Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris is a guide to the author's favorite haunts for what the French call le fooding. Her collection includes well-known addresses (Les Ambassadeurs, L'Astrance) but the majority of her finds are small, original spots a few paces off the tourist track. Dusoulier says she writes with an appreciation for value, the French concept of bon rapport qualité/prix, and as a result, many of the places she selected for inclusion are relatively inexpensive -- welcome news for American readers, whose currency hit a record low during the month of the book's release."
Paris book featured on the Today Show, USA (April 29, 2008)
Is it a cake or is it a tart? Maybe it’s both. - View the segment online.
Named one of The world's 50 most powerful blogs in The Observer, UK (March 9, 2008)
Excerpt: "Chocolate and Zucchini, one of the most popular cooking blogs, has moved from being a hobby to a full-time career. The mixture of an insider's view on gastronomic Paris, conversational, bilingual writing and the sheer irresistibility of her recipes pull in thousands of readers every day."
Winner of Best European Weblog in the 2008 Weblog Awards, and a finalist in the Best Food Weblog category, a.k.a. Bloggies (March 2008)
Blog à part - Excerpt: "[...] un équilibre bien senti de franches lippées, de bons conseils et d'anecdotes servis par une narration façon carnet de bord, sans latin de cuisine."
Total Pig: Flavorful Reads - Excerpt: "The book's attitude is fresh and welcoming and the recipes are totally French, but totally not frou-frou."
Have a happy, tasty holiday - Excerpt: "Those with a hankering for French food can satisfy it with the delightful Chocolate & Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier (Broadway Books, $19), chocked with exotic-sounding but easy-to-prepare dishes."
Best of the cookbooks - Excerpt: "There's a wonderful new wave of young voices coming from France, epitomized by this whimsical 27-year-old Parisienne. [...] Not only are the recipes charming, but each one comes with head notes by Dusoulier describing how she found each recipe, the customs around the French table, and hints on how to cook with confidence."
Cookbook selected by Leite's Culinaria, USA, as one of the Best 20 Food Books of 2007 (December 2007)
Better read - Excerpt: "Dusoulier's website is one of the world's most successful food blogs, and this is a natural transition. The food-obsessed Parisian riffs on seasonality and the origins of dishes, offers lots of shortcuts and variations in her simple French recipes, and takes all her own photographs."
Chocolate & Zucchini - Excerpt: "[...] she published this fresh and passionate book of new creations and old favourites, all with a decidedly Gallic twist and with easy-to-follow instructions. With mouthwatering photography and delightful background stories to the origins of each dish, this is a surefire winner for foodies and francophiles alike."
Tastemakers ("Our critic's choices for thirteen of the year's best cookbooks") - Excerpt: "Dusoulier's zesty approach to shopping for, cooking, and presenting French food is entirely appealing. [...] Dusoulier's recipes are inventive rather than eccentric, and her enthusiasm for the pleasures of the table is infectious."
A Moveable Type feast - Excerpt : "Dusoulier has gone from writing software for marketing tools in Silicon Valley to blogging and photographing the inspiring food markets of Paris and the dishes she creates from her finds."
Book brings [Right] Bank right into your kitchen - Excerpt: "What sets this book apart is Dusoulier's skill with the pan. She offers a great mix of interesting stories of life in Paris and her take on cooking philosophy along with almost 80 tasty recipes."
Chocolate and zucchini - a match made in France - Excerpt: "As her cookbook [...] and her blog illustrate, [Clotilde Dusoulier] is also an extremely accomplished cook. Not a show-off, but a home cook with a respect for good ingredients, a sense of adventure and a good deal of personal charm."
Cookbook - Excerpt: "[Dusoulier] writes well, conveying her culinary enthusiasm gracefully, and her wide-eyed, innocent style makes the old seem new again. She also took the lovely photographs that accompany her simple and charming recipes."
A Q&A with Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini - Excerpt: "Her first cookbook, also called Chocolate & Zucchini, was published this spring. It's subtitled Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen -- just the kind of curious outlook we travelers love."
Food for thought on web - Excerpt: "Many food bloggers (floggers) have found fame and fortune from their online scribblings. Others still remain hopeful of being discovered and feted like Chocolate and Zucchini's Clotilde Dusoulier, who has featured in articles everywhere from Delicious to Marie Claire and even had a book published."
Sweeten zucchini up: Add chocolate - Excerpt: " The little cookbook reflects the energy and enthusiasm of Dusoulier's Web posts. It's filled with simple recipes written for inexperienced cooks with sophisticated tastes. Many are French classics - think boeuf bourguignon, tarte tatin and quiche oignon - and each is preceded by a charming anecdote."
Celebrate the zuke - Excerpt: "[These recipes are] from the new cookbook Chocolate & Zucchini, written by the young Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier, whose blog brought her legions of fans and a cookbook contract.
Both these dishes could be categorized as extreme zucchini makeovers: The first celebrates the essence of young zucchini but elevates it to an elegant dinner-party appetizer. As for the second - well, there's one way you can tempt even the gardener who swears she'll never plant another zucchini again: Make it into chocolate cake."
Paris, by way of your kitchen - Excerpt: "I have a food-world friend who rates cookbooks highly if he gets a single excellent recipe from them. On that basis, Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, the first cookbook from adorable blogger Clotilde Dusoulier, is a winner."
Authors drop by the workplace -- a new way to ring up book sales - Excerpt: "[...]Google's greatest contribution to book culture derives from its online archive of videos, which bring authors and their publishers greater publicity. At google.com/talks/authors, there are more than 100 videos of talks by published writers -- from Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak and short story writer Aimee Bender to Parisian chef Clotilde Dusoulier and Nobel Prize winner James Watson."
To blog or not to blog - Excerpt: "Parisian Clotilde Dusouliers compulsive jottings on her passion for food eventually led to a book deal four years later. As her blog garnered readers and recognition, writing commissions came her way. Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen was finally published in the UK last month."
Consuming reads - Excerpt: "[...] the author of renowned food blog chocolateandzucchini.com is one of the hottest new talents on the culinary scene. Her first cookbook is a fresh and idiosyncratic take on her intimate foodie memories, plus 70 new recipes that you won't find on the blog."
The Internet is cooking - Excerpt: "Two reigning food bloggers are 101 Cookbooks, by San Francisco author Heidi Swanson, and Chocolate and Zucchini, by Clotilde Dusoulier, a Parisian who cherry-picks the markets of Montmartre. Dusoulier, 27, is the hottest food blogger going."
Paris, city of lite - Excerpt: "Chocolateandzucchini.com is an international success. Now the young Parisian has compiled a cookbook of mostly new recipes emphasizing her brand of lighter-than-traditional French cuisine."
Summer Reading: Cooking - Excerpt: "Dusouliers CHOCOLATE AND ZUCCHINI (Broadway) [is a] friendly book with appealing recipes."
Heat Wave - Excerpt: "Bilingual blogger Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen (Broadway) brings an engaging new voice to home cuisine."
The Tastemakers - Excerpt: "[...] blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is delightfully free of clever taglines and perky antics. [...] Her audience (more than 140,000 devoted readers per month) loves her no-fuss style and infectious enthusiasm."
Food Chain - Excerpt: "Her recipes emphasize the fresh and the easily obtainable, seasonal cooking at its best. [...] This is no imperious Cordon Bleu chef issuing cooking edicts; this is a friend clutching our hand as we share in the marvels of the culinary universe."
Notes from a Paris foodie - Excerpt: "Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen (Broadway Books) offers many new recipes that showcase Dusoulier's fresh, creative, market-driven approach to cooking as well as a fresh helping of her unique prose. Dusoulier's English is fluent, both in print and in conversation, and yet there is something - an unorthodox word choice, an undercurrent of arch humor, an appealing lack of irony - that suggests an outsider's perspective."
Appealing cookbook is welcome stage in young foodie's growth - Excerpt: "Just as Waters' intro to her first book [...] provided the spark of change for an earlier generation, in her own book, Dusoulier's meditations on the value of curiosity, creativity, pleasure and keeping a food journal speak to a new generation of food lovers and cooks. The 28-year-old writes with a fresh, natural voice, like a friendly neighbor wanting to share her discoveries. She's knowledgeable but accessible, and in the book is able to stretch her wings in a way that hasn't been possible on the Web."
She cooked, therefore she blogged - Excerpt: "French food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier never imagined what chocolateandzucchini.com would lead to. The 4-year-old blog has just become a book. Where most authors write books and then establish a blog, it has worked the other way for Dusoulier."
I love Parisian recipes in the springtime - View the segment online.
Paris Match - Review excerpt: "Dusoulier has contagious enthusiasm for her local Montmartre markets. Reading "Chocolate and Zucchini" is like going on a slightly frenetic shopping spree -- in other words, irresistible. Dusoulier is the Parisian friend we all wish we had. [...] Dusoulier's voice is boisterous, spirited, delightful and entirely forgiving."
Verlanglijst: (b)logvoek - Article excerpt: "Haar culinaire blog is een van onze favorieten. Razend nieuwsgierig zijn we dan ook naar het kookboekdebuut van Clotilde Dusoulier. De Parisienne met het sluike haar en de vlotte (engelse) pen filosofeert in Chocolate and Zucchini over koken, lekker eten en het culinaire leven in Parijs, engeeft 75 recepten prijs."
Review excerpt: "Readers of Dusoulier's ebullient food blog, chocolateandzucchini.com, won't be disappointed by this wonderful mélange of new creations and old favorites. Dusoulier's charm lies in her culinary curiosity and enthusiasm, and she deftly conveys both through 75-plus recipes and narrative commentary." (Review followed by a Q&A in the March 19th issue.)
Beruf: Gourmet-Bloggerin - Article excerpt: "Blogs zu Büchern - kein Einzelfall. Auch Clotilde Dusoulier aus Paris erntet jetzt die Früchte ihrer Leidenschaft fürs Kochen und Bloggen. Im Mai geht sie mit Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen auf Lesereise durch die Vereinigten Staaten. Gleich zwei Verlage haben sich die Rechte am kulinarischen Debüt der 27-jährigen Autorin gesichert: Broadway Books in den USA, Marion Boyars Publishers in Großbritannien."
www.food - Article excerpt: "Chocolate & Zucchini: French writer Clotilde Dusoulier's reflections on all things food-related recipes, cookbook acquisitions, nifty tools, quirky products, restaurant experiences are sure to get you back in the kitchen or on the phone with your travel agent to book a trip to Paris."
Live it, love it, blog it - Article excerpt: "Parisian foodie Clotilde Dusoulier writes Chocolate and Zucchini full-time. The blog receives up to 100,000 hits per day and there's a cookbook of the same name coming out in May."
L'appétit grandit pour les blogs culinaires - Article excerpt: "[...] Précurseur en France, la jeune femme, qui a vécu aux Etats-Unis, choisit d'écrire en langue anglaise pour échanger avec le plus grand nombre. Incontournable aujourd'hui dans la "blogosphère", Clotilde a inspiré de nombreuses vocations. [...]"
The Online Dish - Article excerpt: "This user-friendly blog is filled with über-foodie Clotilde Dusoulier's entertaining descriptions of her culinary experiences. Check out her recipe index, where you'll find anecdotal cooking instructions, including tips on the best utensil brands, where to find rare spices, and insights into how she creates her stylish spreads."
Blogs add a new ingredient to food writing - Article excerpt: "[...] an increasing number of cookbook authors are getting their start as bloggers. Heidi Swanson, author of Cook 1.0 and Super Natural Cooking, which will be released in February, and Clotilde Dusoulier, author of Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, due out in May, were bloggers before they were cookbook authors. Their respective blogs, 101 Cookbooks and Chocolate & Zucchini, are well known."
Food for the People, Whipped Up by the People - Article excerpt: "Some of the years most-visited cooking blogs were by home cooks and based all over the globe: Heidi Swanson runs 101cookbooks.com from San Francisco, Clotilde Dusoulier runs chocolateandzucchini.com from Paris and Connie Veneracion runs pinoycook.net from Manila."
100 Tastes to Try in 07 - Article excerpt: "61 Green Bean Salad with Toasted Pecans / COOKBOOKS FROM BLOGGERS / Recipe: Green Bean Salad with Toasted Pecans / This recipe is from Clotilde Dusoulier, a 27-year-old Parisian who left a career as a software engineer to focus on her hugely successful food blog, Chocolate & Zucchini. Now she's written a book called Chocolate & Zucchini, due out in May, with recipes for everyday French food, accompanied by quirky musings. About trimming the green beans for this salad, she writes, "My fingers busy themselves instinctively, much like those of people who knit without looking, while I let my mind wander, thinking about the rest of the menu, plans for the weekend and whether I should cut my hair."
Blogs for Shoppers - Article excerpt: "Food: Chocolateandzucchini.com. This popular food blog has a list of what every cook should have in the kitchen for the holidays, from a slotted spoon to a nutcracker. Each entry links to merchants that sell the items, when possible, but be prepared to land at the site of a European retailer with a page in French. Other specialty items that Clotilde Dusoulier, the site's editor and a free-lance writer, digs up in European food stores may require a plane trip to hunt down. Shoppers willing to poke around the site can also find, among recipes for items like hot cross buns and polenta, a variety of cookbook reviews."
Books & Web - Article excerpt: "Part recipe box, part travel guide, part blissful musings on life, this blog (written by 27-year-old Parisian foodie Clotilde) will transport you instantly to France. Savor the flavors of rich chocolate and fresh jam, or find a unique main course for that dinner party Friday night. But be warned: Exposure can cause extreme hunger pangs."
40 snobismes pour dîner chic (40 exclusive ideas for chic dining) - Article excerpt: "Webcooking with our favorite gourmand bloggers (Chocolate & Zucchini, [...])."
A Quick Byte - Article excerpt: "An unusual combination of ingredients, but easy to remember, which is good because you'll be visiting this site again and again. C&Z is a food blog by 27-year-old Clotilde Dusoulier of Paris. According to the site, she began the blog in September 2003 as "an outlet for someone who feared her friends might tire of having their ears bent about what she had cooked/eaten/baked/bought, although they didn't seem to have a problem with being fed dinner." And each entry is just that: Something she cooked or ate or bought, along with photographs of whatever ingredient or dish is in the entry. Recipes are included, of course, along with Dusoulier's memories, musings and thoughts."
Insatiable appetite for gastronomy fuels weblogs - Article excerpt: "Clotilde Dusoulier, a 27-year-old Parisian who lives in Montmartre, blogs in English about her twin passions: healthy natural food and sweet decadent food, especially "glorious chocolate." Stunning photos accompany recipes and delightful essays. The former software engineer has a cookbook due in 2007."
What a dish! - Article excerpt: "A classic food blog with stellar photography and witty ditties about eating and cooking in France and beyond. Reading this blog, you want to be Clotilde Dusoulier, its wry Parisian author and photographer."
A vos fourneaux! - Article excerpt: "Sur Internet prospèrent par ailleurs le blogs de gourmets soucieux de distribuer leurs conseils. Tels celui de [...] Chocolate & Zucchini visité par 70,000 personnes par mois."
Best of Blog - Article excerpt: "In a nutshell: This site delivers full-on sensory overload with dish behind the dishes Mario Batali and Martha Stewart slave over. Low-carb dieters, beware. The focus: food, Parisian-style. Of note: the Bloxicon -- a virtual dictionary of table terms such as chichi (a rectangular doughnut sold in Marseilles, not a fashion statement) -- keeps fan coming back for seconds and thirds."
Eating their words - Article excerpt: "Clotilde's food musings attract 100,000 hits every day. In fact, Chocolate & Zucchini has become so well known that Clotilde -- who was once a computer engineer -- now works as a restaurant consultant and has been signed up by a publisher. [...] Chocolate & Zucchini is my favourite -- the writing is elegant and sincere and the information about Paris invaluable [...]."
Blogs d'influence (Influential blogs) - Listed under "The most gastronomic": "A must-visit for recipes."
Laptop Critics: Where the Web's Foodies Dish - Article excerpt: "A blog written in English by a 26-year-old Parisian who has become a sensation. Many recipes and links to other blogs."
The world on your plate - Article excerpt: "Chocolate and Zucchini. Not some wronger-than-wrong fusion cooking site, but a blog (in English) built around the twin culinary passions of its 26-year-old Parisian writer, Clotilde Dusoulier: fresh, healthy eating and, well, the magical dark stuff. It is real escapist, drool-on-your-keyboard stuff as Dusoulier drifts around Paris on a waft of sugar-scented air, stumbling across delicious delicacies. Her gentle musings fall just the charming side of whimsy. Great photography and inspiring recipes - if someone whipped me up a gâteau au chocolat et pralines roses I would swear undying love on the spot."
Surf - Article excerpt: "Browse 26-year-old Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier's foodie blog for delectable recipes such as Chocolate Chili Bites, and Parsnip and Chorizo Cake. She introduces each tip with whimsical and charming reflections. Watch out for her first cookbook due in 2007."
A Blog Smorgasbord - Excerpt: "Chocolate & Zucchini: A Parisian's food passions."
Foodies devour blogs - Article excerpt: "While some food bloggers' motives are simply to interact with an unseen public, others hope to emulate the success of people such as Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini fame. With 12,000 visitors to her site each day and 4000 subscribers to her newsletter, Dusoulier has reached global cyber fame. Helped along by an undeniable talent and an electronic gateway to an audience of millions, she's scored herself a publishing deal, bucket loads of awards and increasingly is called upon to add her professional touch by food magazines."
Plug in to Cooking - Article excerpt: "[Chocolate & Zucchini is] one of the most highly regarded food blogs. Includes a forum, recipe index and photo gallery. The writer lives in Paris and the title reflects her love of all things healthy - and all things sweet."
Frans eetdagboek hit in VS (French food blog is a hit in the US)
Received two awards in the 2005 Food Blog Awards: Best Writing and Best Recipes (January 2006)
Finalist in the 2006 Weblog Awards (Bloggies) for Best European Weblog (January 2006)
Please pass the... blog? - Article excerpt: "Named for host Clotilde Dusoulier's taste for produce and sweets, this website focuses on the foods of the blogger's native France. Chocolate & Zucchini is loved for its gorgeous photos and gentle prose."
Point and Eat - Article excerpt: "Clotilde [Dusoulier, of the blog Chocolate and Zucchini] said, 'Other people say grace before they eat -- we food bloggers do it with our digital cameras.'"
Culinary Passions on the Web - Article excerpt: "[...] Clotilde Dusoulier, a 26-year-old Parisian who writes the popular Chocolate & Zucchini blog. The French-flavored, English-language blog gets 12,000 visitors a day and has 4,000 subscribers to its free monthly newsletter. [...] She writes delectable prose about purchasing ham at a farm store in the Pays Basque, posts recipes for pear gâteau and has even penned an ode to a newly acquired potato masher, titled 'What Did I Ever Do Without You?'"
Received the award for Best Non-Italian Food Blog in the PepeRosso 2005 Foodies Awards (January 2006)
Selection de blogs étoilés (A selection of three-star blogs) - Article excerpt (translated): "Her blog has quickly become a reference. It was mentioned in the Washington Post and nominated as the Best European Weblog in the Bloggies, the Oscars of the blogosphere."
I eat, therefore I blog - Article excerpt: "The blog Chocolate & Zucchini, a Paris-based Web site written by Clotilde Dusoulier, received four Food Blog Awards, including best overall blog. Dusoulier blogs in English about her cooking experiences, grocery shopping trips and childhood food memories, among other topics."
Tout le monde fait blog - Article excerpt (translated): "Clotilde Dusoulier, the most anglo-saxon of Parisians, just celebrated the second anniversary of her food blog, written in English. Revealed in the US, then in France by Alexandre Cammas at the Fooding, she was nominated in the Bloggies, the Oscars of the blogosphere."
Blog in, don't wait - Article excerpt: "Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier began writing Chocolate and Zucchini (www.chocolateandzucchini.com) two years ago. She won four categories in the 2004 Food Blog Awards, including Best Writing, Best Recipes and Best Overall Food Blog and was nominated for best European blog in the 2005 Bloggies. Her musings on food and its delights have gained her a devoted following and Clotilde is currently discussing a book proposal with a New York publishing house. She has also been invited to write for various international publications."
Clotilde Dusoulier's Tasteful Blog - Audio available here.
Food Fans Have Their Say - Article excerpt: "[...] the popular Chocolate and Zucchini blog, which has an impressive listing of links to other blogs."
Pick of the blogs - Article excerpt: "[...] Lively, accessible and informative. The writer's clear and undiluted passion for food shines through."
50 Coolest Websites 2005 - Review excerpt: "The blogger here is English-speaking Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier, who professes to love every food-related act, from shopping for ingredients to garnishing a plate to consuming the results, and recounts all of it with unpretentious aplomb. Recipes are indexed. Extras include a Bloxicon page, where you can brush up on French culinary terms from cassoulet to ganache, and a helpful Conversions cheat sheet."
Delicious Dot-Com - Article excerpt: "The popular website created by Clotilde Dusoulier , a twentysometing Parisian computer engineer with great taste and astonishing facility with the English language, has established a dedicated worldwide following since launching in September 2003. Several times a week Dusoulier jots down her latest market-stall discoveries, describes her mastery over new ingredients, and confesses to purchases like stainless steel egg poachers. Her down-to-earth charm and stylish yet accessible recipes seem to be feeding a growing hunger - her site attracts 7,000 visitors a day."
Je blogue, tu blogues... - Article excerpt: "In the ever-growing world of food blogs, Clotilde Dusoulier is a star. [...] Her devoted following is probably due to a combination of her obvious enjoyment of everything to do with cooking and her poetic descriptions of foods and local markets. Dusoulier is unique in another way: She is a Parisian [...] yet she writes in beautiful English."
Cooking up a batch of food blogs to fatten up your on-line reading - Article excerpt: "Chocolate and Zucchini likely gets the most traffic of any food blog, judging by the number of comments made in response to each posting. Clotilde Dusoulier, an English-speaking Parisian, is about as close as one can get to celebrity status in the world of food blogs. Her many readers lavish praise as they comment on topics like her discovery of spirulina gomasio."
Young Parisian puts her heart into a cordon-blog - Article excerpt: "C&Z is one of the Web's hottest food blogs, drawing more than 200,000 visitors a month from both sides of the Atlantic. Many come for her easy-to-follow recipes -- for her tarte tatin with salted butter caramel, or warm Tarbais bean salad with walnut oil. But they end up sticking around to read her food musings [...]. You are getting a glimpse of Clotilde's life, but you are also learning about food, which raises her blog above the level of most blogs, which are just chattering. [...] Her blog fulfills the same function as do the best cookbooks."
Stirring Commentary: A Food Blog for Every Taste - Article excerpt: "Her blog gracefully conveys her food experiences, such as her introduction to kohlrabi and her daydream of the ideal brunch."
This article also appeared in The Honolulu Advertiser (March 23, 2005), The Charlotte Observer (April 5, 2005) and The Akron Beacon Journal (April 6, 2005)
World-wide recipe swap - Article excerpt: "This well-illustrated blog is by Clotilde, a 25-year-old Parisian who works as a computer engineer but has aspirations to be a food writer."
This article also appeared in The Week magazine (April 22, 2005) and The Lansing State Journal (April 25, 2005).
Foodies aim for a slice of the pie
Fromage homage: Clotilde Dusoulier loves food, and the blog world loves her for it - Article excerpt: "Dusoulier posts enthusiastic and poetic odes to beloved patisseries, instructions on how to open scallops and the occasional homage to fromage."
Vive le blog! - Article excerpt: "Dusoulier has a keen gift for allowing her personality to show through in her writing, an artistic eye and the technical skills to pull it all off."
Welcome to my blog world of chocolat - Article excerpt (translated): "Her posts are all shining with glints of her fresh perspectives to many things. [...] If you feel like accessing kawaii (cute) and oishi (yummy) Paris, go click on Chocolate & Zucchini."
Finalist in the 2005 Weblog Awards (Bloggies) for Best European Weblog (January 2005)
French foodie's web site is international hit - Article excerpt: "Clotilde Dusoulier is the brains and curiosity behind Chocolate & Zucchini, the English-language blog for foodies that pulls in some 100,000 visitors per month. [...] Where Julia Child mastered French cooking, then showed us how to do it, C&Z takes us along for the ride as Dusoulier discovers food in France. Though comparing the two culinary divas may be a bit premature, Dusoulier, 25, is certainly blazing her trail in the right direction. [...] Whether it's divulging how she made a watercress and fresh sage soup, or singing the glories of a walnut jam she found on a road trip, her subjects seem limited only by what she finds interesting at the moment."
Finger-clickin' good - Article excerpt: "[...] One of the more high-profile Web sites, Chocolate & Zucchini (www.chocolateandzucchini.com), which also won recognition for its writing and design, and was declared best overall food blog. [...] Clotilde Dusoulier, a young Parisian with a grounding in the Silicon Valley high-tech trade and a passion for all things gastronomic, maintains an unusually mature, sweeping and enabling food Web log."
Food bloggers chronicle their delicious obsessions - Article excerpt: "But the big winner for ''Best Overall Blog" was Chocolate & Zucchini, the creation of a French woman, Clotilde Dusoulier. The site gets about 4,500 visits a day and recounts, in English, Dusoulier's daily Parisian food adventures, such as a 900-word ode to and instructions for a tarte tatin with salted butter caramel. In 15 months, the blog has turned Dusoulier, a computer engineer, into a professional food writer, cooking instructor, restaurant consultant, and conference speaker."
This article also appeared in Creative Loafing, Charlotte's city magazine (February 16, 2005).
Received four awards in the 2004 Food Blog Awards: Best Writing, Best Recipes, Best Site Design and Best Overall Food Blog (January 2005)
Featured in the Le Monde newsletter, France (December 22, 2004)
BLOGS DU GLOBE : Chère faible - Article excerpt (translated): "Chocolate and zucchini, hamburger and croissant. Clotilde and Estelle are cordon-blogs whose hearts belong to both sides of the Atlantic. The Accidental Hedonist lists the best foodblogs. All of them sing "I made it myself!". From the garden of Eden to the sediment, the pleasures of food."
Article excerpt (original): "Courgettes et chocolat, hamburger et croissant. Clotilde et Estelle sont des cordons-blogs dont le coeur balance. Sur les deux rives de l'Atlantique. "L'hédoniste accidentelle" liste les meilleurs foodblogs. Tous chantent "C'est moi qui l'ai fait !" Du jardin d'Eden à la lie, les plaisirs de la chère."
Food Blogs - Article excerpt: "Clotilde is the young Parisian behind this well-regarded blog that features, along with enticing photos, writings on markets, local specialties, and restaurants in France. Knowledgeable, written with a light touch, and utterly winning. Think Patricia Wells crossed with Audrey Tautou."
Savory bytes - Article excerpt: "Clotilde Dusoulier, a native Parisienne, is an ardent home cook and charming diarist who posts her musings, recipes, photos and tips on Paris's gastronomic scene. Her zest for Lautrec pink garlic is infectious."
Tu blogues! - Article excerpt (translated): "It is unbelievable how popular food blogs are : in English (Chocolate & Zucchini, the best known, will be adapted in book form) as in French, they attract thousands of visitors daily."
Article excerpt (original): "Inimaginable combien les blogs à thématique culinaire ont de succès : en anglais (Chocolate & Zucchini, le plus connu, va d'ailleurs sortir en livre) comme en Français, les visiteurs se comptent en milliers par jour."
Hot Links to some edgy bloggers - Article excerpt: "Take Clotilde Dusoulier, author of Chocolate & Zucchini, a current darling of the blog set. The adorable 25-year-old Frenchwoman lives in the Parisian quarter of Montmartre with her boyfriend, Maxence. You can just see Audrey Tautou playing her in the movie as she traipses all over Paris, finding the bakery supply store that her grandmother shopped at, eating out, cooking and writing down recipes and shopping tips (with pronunciations included), along with insights into French life. [...] Her recipes are simple, charming and fun."
Featured in an AFP story syndicated to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age (Australia), The Jordan Times, The Straits Times (Singapore), The Star (Malaysia), on iAfrica (South Africa), Expatica, and on Yahoo News (August 15, 2004)
Culinary diva in the making - Article excerpt: "Look out Nigella (Lawson). Move over Jamie (Oliver). Young Frenchwoman Clotilde Dusoulier is on the verge of culinary diva-dom. Clotilde, 25, is the gourmand behind the wildly popular foodie weblog, Chocolate and Zucchini, offering readers an English-language introduction to the French food scene."
Info, delivered fresh - Article excerpt: "You can see why Chocolate & Zucchini (chocolateandzucchini.com) is a finalist in the 2004 Best European Weblog category. Its unique perspective straddles the line between sophisticated and silly, thanks to blogger Clotilde, 24, who updates it daily from her flat in Montmartre. Highlights include her "bloxicon," an alphabetized glossary of important French food terms in simple, get-to-the-point English, and her huge index of recipes."
Finalist in the 2004 Weblog Awards (Bloggies) for Best European Weblog (February 2004)
Article Excerpt: "Don't let her petite size fool you, -year-old Clotilde is quite the gourmand and proves it with sophisticated yet simple recipes, thoughtful musings, and cross-cultural culinary twists. [...] She's the kind of gal you can imagine rolling up her sleeves, whipping up an amazing meal, and laughing the whole time."
Article Excerpt: "[Chocolate & Zucchini] creates a peaceful but enticing whole with its harmony of graphics, design, and content. Blog-like stories of [the authors] life make a nice frame for [her] mix of recipes with general musings on food."