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Paris

When my daughter was even littler than she is now, she absolutely wanted a snow globe of the Eiffel Tower from one of those infinite number of tourist traps selling them in Paris. So although it went against our ironic Parisian grain, we got her...

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Je suis Paris

A colleague and friend sent this to me. As many have noted, going out for a drink with friends has quickly turned into an affirmation of French values this weekend in Paris, and this is exactly right. The translation is: I am on a (café or restaurant)...

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Paris

I do not have much that I can say about Paris right now. It's too difficult, and so much of what is being said online too glib, facile posturing. I hate it. It rakes me raw. But there are many kind people who have reached out,...

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A tiny glimpse of magic!

Just for fun, a tiny glimpse of the window of the old Charlotte de l'Isle, which has since changed owners, but, with its witchy, fascinating style, once helped inspire the descriptions of La Maison des Sorcières in THE CHOCOLATE KISS. (I didn't realize I had...

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A Little Caramel for the Day

Working on an article for Romantic Times and thought I would share. Remember when Magalie says to Philippe in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, "Do you think I'm a pot of caramel?" This is a photo of caramel being made at Jacques Genin's in Paris, when I was...

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Paris in the Snow

For those of you who like the scenes in the snow in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, you have to go see all the photos of yesterday's snowfall. Here's where we're talking about some of them on my Facebook page (it's a public page, you don't have to...

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CHOCOLATE THIEF = Recommended Read

I can't get over how nice reviews are for this book!  It's almost unnerving.  (I know, I'm weird that way.) THE CHOCOLATE THIEF is a Recommended Read by Dear Author: "A lovely confection of a contemporary romance. It’s well-written, it features an absolutely delectable hero and an...

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Ganache, Jacques Genin

A very nice article on THE CHOCOLATE THIEF research by Neil Offen in the Herald-Sun today. And a little picture of some of that research, Sophie Vidal spreading ganache in Jacques Genin's laboratoire.  Honestly, if I could take better photos, I wouldn't have to write so...

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What’s your favorite Parisian moment?

RT Book Reviews did a fun interview with me, Eloisa James, Joanna Bourne, Cara Black, and Anna Davis on Paris in their July issue, in honor of Bastille Day.  To see the whole interview, you have to get the magazine, but they share our least...

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