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.

  • Emily Lo Gibson

    Happy 14 years to C&Z! Your blog was one of the first food blogs (or really, any blog) I started reading back in college… which is now more than 10 years ago. Thank you for your wit and savvy, and I’ve appreciated how you keep food present but have also branched out to other interests.
    Re: Nanowrimo, I’ve participated for the last few years but have yet to finish a novel. Hopefully this year will be it! Good luck to you as we enter NanoPrep season.

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