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Holiday Gift From France -A French Chef’s Bilingual CookBook

Here’s a Holiday Gift from France my family and friends LOVE. Yours will, too! 

One of my favorite chefs in France, Emma Kershaw, introduced her new cookbook during COVID lockdown. “The Day Louis Was Eating” is a big hit with my family in the US and it’s available for gift giving now – with a special offer for Barefoot Blogger friends – FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!

Free worldwide shipping through 2021 – Use Code BB

For Christmas delivery, order by December 1.


Cook like a great French chef and learn the language too!

One of my favorite chefs, Emma Kershaw of La Maison du Rire,  has clients from English and French-speaking countries who visit her workshops in the Corbieres region of France. During COVID lockdown, Emma had the time and enthusiasm to create a bilingual cookbook that would appeal to both language groups.

If that wasn’t smart enough, Emma targeted the bilingual French cookbook to children. It focuses on exploring food flavors, tastes, and textures in adventurous ways. Brilliant.

Why that name? “The Day Louis Was Eating”

Louis is Emma’s young son. Emma describes Louis as a “gastronome.” He enjoys foods, but like all kids, “Louis has his off-days and on-days for eating well,” Emma says. “The on-days were known as’ eating days, ‘hence’ The Day Louis Was Eating,”  she explains.

The House of Laughter.

Emma Kershaw


A Holiday Gift from France for the Whole Family 

“The Day Louis Was Eating – Le Jour où Louis Mangeait” is a gorgeous book — just like Emma’s first cookbook, “A Taste of Le Sud.” The food photography is simply stunning. 


See how easy it is to learn French while you’re cooking.

Everything’s translated

—  from the ingredients (ingrédients) to the cooking method (preparátion.) 

“Peel and deseed the squash, chop into large bite-sized chunks”


“Pelez et épépinez la courge puis coupez-la en gros morceaux de la taille d’une bouchée.”

Recipes include soups, stews, sauces, vegetables, fish, sweets, and desserts. A section on “Stay at home takeaway” has choices like “sticky ribs,” Vietnamese spring rolls, and cheese and ham croquettes. Emma’s almond cake recipe is here, too. It’s to die for!

Photos of Louis are scattered throughout the pages, and they’re beyond adorable. “Cooking with Louis” will be the kids’ favorite section of the book with “Cat burger BLT,” ” Crème fraîche ice-cream with grape jelly swirl,” and “Chocolate and hazelnut spread.”

Order your copy of “The Day That Louis Was Eating” 
A Taste of Le Sud” and get free delivery…Worldwide!!

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To read about the Barefoot Blogger’s visit with Emma at La Maison du Rire click here: “Discovering Foods and Wine of Occitanie” .

For more “Artists in lockdown, click here: Artists in Lockdown: Around Uzès

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