Since it’s the holidays, if you’re good, I might even bring some Friendship Bars…depending on whether you’ve been naughty or nice.
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Every year I spend an inordinate amount of my time poaching fruit. It’s usually because I’m powerless to resist all the pears in baskets at my market, and buy far more than I need. Yes, much of my sweet bounty find its way into sorbets, cakes, ice creams, and jams. But one of my favorite ways to keep those pears around a little longer is to poach them.
Poaching is gentle, stove-top cooking, and winter pears are ideal candidates since they keep their shape. Poaching also improves the taste of ho-hum pears. That’s especially good news for you do-ahead folks out there; the longer the pears sit in the flavorful syrup after poaching, the better they’ll taste. Since there isn’t a big variety of fruit tumbling my way in the winter, to get my fruit-fix, I’ll keep some poached pears in the refrigerator and enjoy them diced and mixed with my mid-morning yogurt and granola.
Be sure to start with firm, ripe pears.
This Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30pm, I’ll be at the American Library in Paris discussing my favorite topic—dessert!
This weekend, I’ll be having an informal booksigning in Paris.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 2-3:30pm at A la Boîte bouquiniste, 31 quai de Conti. (Map)
I had a terrific time with fuzzy-faced food editor Joe Yonan when he came to Paris recently, and he was such a super dude, that I took him to my favorite market to meet some of my friends and vendors.
You can read the story, American Blogger in Paris in today’s Washington Post.
As many of you know who were following me on Facebook, I switched my page to a Fan page, not because I wanted to gonflé my p’tit ego, but because of limits imposed by the anonymous people who refuse to show their faces or respond to service issues over at Facebook. On that page, I post links to sites and information that I find funny, bizarre, or are a bit more skewed than stuff I present on the blog. Fans….I mean, folks are also welcome to post links and sites of interest there as well.
Consequently, there’s always interesting dialogues going on over there, which I jump into from time-to-time, so you’re welcome to come along.
For the switch, I was unable to transfer my “Friends” from my old Facebook page over to the new page, but the good news is that I don’t need to approve anyone; you can just head over there and join up yourself!
Like a lot of you, I’m having fun on Twitter. It’s a way to send out thoughts and see what’s up with others.
La Cocotte Booksigning and Get-Together
This Saturday, June 27th, from 4pm to 5:30pm, I’ll be signing books and meeting folks at La Cocotte bookshop in Paris, located at 5, rue Paul Bert. (Métro: Faidherbe-Chaligny)
There’s going to be wine, women (and men), and if you get there early enough, Dulce de Leche Brownies for all.
(Update: Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a stellar turnout and it was so fun to meet so many of you. If you’re interested, there are signed copies of the book in the store. To find out where I’ll be next, visit my Schedule page.)
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Review & interview at Simply Recipes
The White On Rice Couple, find a recipe worth repeating
Wright Eats comes to Paris, armed and ready
Polly-Vous Français says “Oui!”
The Boston Globe and An American Pastry Chef in Paris
Meg at Too Many Chefs chats up the book
Flickr Pool of Recipes from The Sweet Life in Paris
If you find yourself In Need of Chocolate…
Recruiting for the The Sweet Life in Paris Facebook Group
The Digital City and I dish
Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish
An American in Paris-with Brownies on The Daily Beast