What a fantastic week this has been with the Paris sunshine. The cherry on the cake is that Teatime in Paris has been lucky enough to continue its online book tour to Toronto and Vancouver in Canada this week! It has then enjoyed being eaten in the USA, then flown over to Cornwall, England and returned to France, popping in to one of the cutest villages, near Le Touquet. Although it would be wonderful being whisked on a magic carpet and sent to these places in person, I’m so happy that Teatime has continued its launch limelight, being featured by such wonderful writers.
If anyone follows le blog and also on social media, you’ll notice just how many teatime treats I’ve enjoyed together in Paris over the years with my good friend, Mardi Michels.
Mardi writes and cooks for EatLiveTravelWrite and also spends her spare time cooking up a storm with the petits chefs at school, teaching macaron classes in Toronto and regularly comes to Paris, keeping up-to-date with the latest gastronomic addresses. So it was an honour that she picked the salted caramel macarons to try. To see the recipe for the salted caramel filling and her review, please say bonjour from me over at EatLiveTravelWrite. If you’re in Canada or the USA, then enter the Giveaway for your chance to win a copy!
Heading west in Canada, Teatime ended up in one of my favourite cities, Vancouver. I was thrilled the book made it just in time to conclude Teresa McCarthy’s Spring Book Reviews on her blog, OneWetFoot. She chose to make a family favourite of ours, passion and lemon meringue tarts – and if I understand, this recipe has now become her family favourite, too. Please step over to enter the giveaway plus see the recipe and Teresa’s review at OneWetFoot.
In the USA, Teatime has been indexed by Eat Your Books! I was lucky to be interviewed by Jane about how the book came about and what discoveries were made along the way. Please take a look. While reading the interview, don’t forget to enter the Giveaway for your chance to win a copy and discover the online cookbook world there.
Do you love sweet surprises? Just a few days ago, as I popped in for my favourite fun fix on Instagram, I was bowled over to see that Cherita, on the other side of the world, had already started baking from the book – and has also chosen to star these passion-lemon tarts for her parents’ anniversary. It’s so exciting when people don’t just read the book but try out the recipes too!
In the UK, it has been such a pleasure to see teatime featured by Choclette, who writes for Tin and Thyme. Normally, as her name implies, Choclette features the most chocolatey of treats and was going to feature the double chocolate tartlets. As they were previously featured by French Village Diaries and FarmersGirlKitchen, she chose to make the Diamond Biscuits to go with her tea. I love that she added her own twist to them by replacing half of the flour with wholemeal spelt flour. To see the diamants recipe and her review, pop over to Choclette’s Tin and Thyme and say hi from me!
Back in France, teatime is featured by Janine Marsh who writes for The Good Life France. I was so happy to have Janine join us for the launch event in Paris then review the book with her readers. Don’t forget to enter the international giveaway and hear what she has to say about Teatime.
If you have a copy of Teatime in Paris, please do join in the recipe fun and show us your creations by tagging me @madaboutmacarons and using the hashtag #TeatimeInParis. I’d love to see what recipe you make and I’ll look forward to sharing them.
A huge, heartfelt thank you for featuring the book on your websites and on social media. Wishing you all a lovely week. Next up, I’m sharing a taste of a fabulous pâtisserie in Paris, with one of France’s most prized pastry chefs!
Hugs from a very sunny Paris