Friday in France #1: one book, one spice, one chef

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Here is your weekly dose of a “Friday in France” a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering.

Book I’m reading

Friday in France

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & beyond by Sabrina Ghayour

You know that situation when you buy the CD of your favorite artist: you like 2-3 songs and the rest of the album is like “meh”.

Well, it’s kinda the same for me when I buy a book of recipes. 2-3 recipes really caught my eye and that’s a sell for me.

Well, this book proposes the most mouthwatering Middle East recipes and seriously, I want to try them all

There are 100 recipes => challenge accepted.


Purchase I’m pondering

Friday in FranceAlong with the Middle Eastern recipes comes a special spice that will pimp your dishes.

Sumac is a versatile spice with a  lemony flavor, although more balanced and less tart than lemon juice.

You can use in everything from dry rubs, marinades, and dressing, however, its best use is sprinkled over food before serving. It is great over vegetables, grilled lamb, chicken and fish. Ground sumac also makes a nice, flavorful topping on dips like hummus. Try it !


People I’m following

Friday in FranceIf you need to follow one person this week, it’s chef Philippe Conticini.

He is a genius patisserie chef and his Instagram account is full of amazing pictures of his culinary creations.

You can find more about his work and his free recipes in his website.

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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend, y’all.

Author: Emilie Durand

Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.

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