I’ve got an exciting new feature coming to French Fridays every second week! From today until, well, I’m finished, I’ll be posting about cooking through David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen along with a group of friends who “met” when we cooked our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table from 2010 – 2015. I’ve written about David’s My Paris Kitchen before and am a huge fan. It’s not just a cookbook, it’s a storybook as well! And it’s food I love to eat. A lot of the recipes in the “First Courses” remind me of the time I spent living in Paris and how I used to eat: céleri rémoulade, tabbouleh, frisée salad with bacon, egg and garlic toasts, oeufs mayonnaise, carottes rapées – these made regular appearances on my table. Might not sound like much but when you combine dishes like that with a few choice fromages, you’ve basically got yourself a meal (if you are a poor student/ teacher like I was!). My friends all “got it” re the cheese, as does David – he says he simply points at the closest cheese store when people ask him why he lives in France (there’s a lovely chapter all about the “cheese course” in the book).