May Schedule


Okay, we’re doing things completely different for May!

First of all, the response for 1 dessert recipe was so overwhelming (something like 8 of 11 nominations were for it), so we dispensed with voting, just this once.


May 6: Salted butter caramel-chocolate mousse (p. 258)


And, for our May 20 recipe, I’m going to hand things over to Mardi from Eat.Live.Travel.Write.


Save the Date


French (Food Revolution) Friday in My Paris Kitchen

By Mardi Michels


Those of you who follow my blog will know I am passionate about teaching kids (and adults!) to cook. Through the Petits Chefs , Cooking Basics and the adult classes I teach around Toronto, I’m teaching not just kitchen but also life skills. As one of my Petits Chefs graduates told me recently “It’s certainly convenient to know how to cook for yourself!”

Over the past three years, those of us who were working through Around my French Table did our bit by participating virtually in Food Revolution Day – a day of global action created by Jamie Oliver and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to engage and inspire people of all ages to learn about food and how to cook it. This year, the main goal is to get everyone, everywhere to join Jamie’s revolution– together we can make a big difference and can change our food system for the better!

As a Food Revolution Ambassador for Canada, my job is not only to host events on, and leading up to, Food Revolution Day but to encourage others to as well. As many people are perhaps not able to do an “in person” event, I thought it might be fun to get some global participation with the Cook the Book Fridays crew taking part virtually, just like we did in 2013, 2014, and 2015).

This year, the theme is #FeedtheFuture and Jamie’s put together what he’s calling a starter Pack of recipes (available in UK and US measures) – ten delicious, nutritionally balanced recipes, each covering a different skill and technique that can give anyone the confidence to cook good, real, healthy meals for themselves and their families, for now and the future. Jamie has spoken about the idea of ten recipes to save your life since his TED talk in 2010.


For Cook the Book Fridays on Friday May 20th 2016, we’re all going to be cooking the dish we’ve deemed a “must know” starter French recipe – QUICHE! David’s recipe for Ham, Blue Cheese and Pear quiche (p 155) includes a pastry crust recipe – something that really should be in everyone’s repertoire whether they are French or not!

On Friday May 20th blog about the quiche. Share it on all your social media channels using the #FoodRevolution, #FeedtheFuture, #MyParisKitchen and #CooktheBookFridays hashtags!

Please let me know us are “in” by leaving a comment below !

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26 thoughts on “May Schedule

    1. I am not a big chocolate person, but I have made that recipe at least five times since I have owned the books. It’s a keeper


  1. I’m right there with you, Mardi! Would love to learn more about being a Food Rev ambassador! I signed up on Jamie’s Facebook page too.


  2. BTW, everyone, had to pass on the sandwich and will also pass on dessert (although I love bread and sweets as some of you know, being a former bread and pastry teacher). I started the “Always Hungry” cooking/eating regimen while in Portland and it’s limited carbs first two weeks. Will post soon on our experience; it’s interesting as I’m pretty much a carbaholic!

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  3. I’m in too – was just waiting for the “plan” – can’t go wrong with learning to make quiche! And pastry!! Looking forward to it (and to the mousse too!) 🙂


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