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Further down this page you’ll find a contact form, but I do kindly ask that you please first read the information below. Many answers to commonly asked questions can be found at the links given below or on my FAQ page.
- If you’d like to use a recipe from my book or website on your site, or elsewhere, please read my post on Recipe Attribution first. Recipes can be adapted following the guidelines at that post if you wish to share them elsewhere. While I do appreciate that people want to recreate recipes on their own sites, note that standard recipe adaptation guidelines means that you should completely rewrite the recipe as you made it, not merely change a few words for the sake of saying that you “adapted it.”
Folks are more than welcome to link to recipe pages on this site and permission isn’t needed. Recipes on this website, as well as those in my books, are copyrighted and should not be reprinted word-for-word. If you wish to use a recipe from a book, please contact the publisher; their contact information is on my Books page. I do not allow photos from this site to be used on other sites.
- For questions about making ice cream, please visit the post Ice Cream Making Tips. Unfortunately I’m not able to respond to questions about making ice cream in addition to the topics covered there.
- For questions about Paris travel (hotel, bakery, and restaurant suggestions), blogging, internships, culinary programs and schools, holiday dining, and career advice, you’ll find comprehensive answers to those on my FAQ page or at My Paris.
- While I appreciate the interest, photographs on this site are intended for use on the site only and are meant to be part of the stories and recipes on the blog. For that reason, I don’t give permission to use them on other websites or blogs, in magazines, and in other material, whether they’re for a commercial enterprise or a non-profit, either printed or online.
- Please (and I really mean it) do not send requests for link exchanges, paid or promotional (text or otherwise) link opportunities, requests to write guest posts, SEO schemes, or invitations to join aggregating food or travel websites – I will put a hex on you if you do.
- While I appreciate offers to send or bring me food items, due to the challenges of receiving packages or obtaining the items by other means, I’m unable to accept packages of foods – and other items – from elsewhere.
- I’ve written notes and tips about Ready for Dessert at this post, which clarify some of the questions readers have regarding the recipes.
- I can’t answer specific questions regarding cooking schools around the world on in France, or give specific career advice, as noted above. You are welcome to consult my list of Paris Cooking Schools for more information and links to various schools in Paris.
- If you have a questions (technical or otherwise) about my Paris Pastry app, or would like to suggest a correction or inclusion, please contact the publisher directly at the link for the app. Unfortunately I cannot respond or act on questions regarding the app.
- I appreciate folks wanting to help me in the kitchen, the work that I have is of the less-fun variety (French paperwork, ironing, cleaning the shower, flossing, etc) so I don’t offer internships or work opportunities.
- Answers to most other queries can be found on my extensive FAQ page.
- While I appreciate folks asking, I’m unable to get together with folks visiting Paris due to work commitments. I hold get-togethers and events on occasion and announce those on my Schedule page and invite you to come to one. If you are a journalist or media person and would like to inquire about an interview, please use the contact form below.
- As some of you know, I’m excited to be on book tour this spring! I’m putting the dates and places on my Schedule page as soon as they are announced. I would love to go everywhere, but my publisher determines where and when I will go somewhere, as I’ve got my hands full with other stuff. So I can’t respond to individual requests for appearances. If you’d like to suggest a venue, you can contact them at Ten Speed Press, or have the venue contact them to make an inquiry.
Note: I really appreciate folks taking the time to write, but please excuse me if I’m unable to respond each message, or to do so in a timely manner. I do read all messages but it’s often not possible to respond to all and I apologize.