Best of September

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Happy fall!

It’s been a wonderful month of September for me, full of exciting projects and bursting with fresh ideas. Here are some highlights.

• I have scheduled a full day of recording later this month, to capture the material needed to craft my pre-order bonus for Tasting Paris. Tasting Paris is my new cookbook that will come out in North America* on March 20, and to reward early buyers of the book, I am putting together an exclusive bonus that I think you will like very much.

(Anyone who orders the book before March 20 will get it, so you can pre-order it as soon as you like; you’ll just need to email the receipt to a dedicated address when I announce the pre-order bonus is ready.)

• I started writing a novel — something I’ve been wanting to do for 30+ years — and I am working on it daily in short bursts of Wild Writing (a technique taught by Laurie Wagner) and I am planning to participate in NaNoWriMo. Have you ever taken part? Have you written novels yourself? Do you know how impressive that is?

• I’ve been writing for MindBodyGreen, a popular lifestyle and wellness website, and in my most recent article I share The Instant Cold Remedy French Women Rely On — it’s great as a preventative measure, too.

You may also enjoy this Secret Ingredient That Calms Anxiety And Inflammation and What I Eat In A Day.

• My poem for this month is Rudyard Kipling’s If. I feel it’s the kind of poem that reads very differently depending on the phase of life you’re in, and right now the second stanza is the most meaningful to me.

• My monthly museum challenge will take me to see the Caro & Jeunet exhibition at La Halle Saint-Pierre, though I can’t tell you about it yet because I’ll go later this week. :)

• This article on clean eating prompted a lot of comments on Chocolate & Zucchini’s Facebook page. Please like the page and join us! I’m always sharing interesting tidbits there.

• Much honored to be included in these 6 Best French Food Blogs! A great list if you’re seeking to add more French inspiration to your table.

* Tasting Paris will be available in other countries as an import, pending sale of rights to local publishers.

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