Like My Dad — Comme mon père


Corn and Tomato Timbale & Crab for Edible Boston
Avocado Crab Verrine for the Boston Globe

All right, it sounds way odd to say this here, like this, but I have to say it anyway. Please excuse the little excitement on my end, but I promise that I am not bragging. Juste un tout petit peu. I am simply too happy!


I published today my first article for The Boston Globe, and it includes one of my recipes (Crab and Avocado Verrine) and its picture. The story is about a food I am particularly attached to, as you must have already noticed, les verrines, in an article entitled Pretty and portable, verrines offer layers of satisfaction. Because it is all often too pretty to eat!


I also contributed to the Summer Edition of our local magazine Edible Boston, with a Corn and Tomato Timbale recipe, as seen in the picture. I hope that you will like it. Corn is delicious at the moment, and I learned to appreciate it while living here! The recipe will be on line on Edible Boston site soon. In the meantime, the recipe I wrote for the Spring Edition can be found here.

Which made me think.

Did I ever tell you that my dad is the one who, somehow, influenced me into loving photography? He and I used to spend hours developing Black and White films in our chambre noire (dark room) when I was a kid. I liked to believe that I was really helping him! He has been writing and taking photographs for the Républicain Lorrain* as a local correspondent for years.

Who would have thought that one day, I would just do like papa! I am extremely proud of him, and grateful for what he has taught me.

Voilà !

*Le Républicain Lorrain is the Lorraine region local paper.

PS: And I was delighted to also find in The Boston Globe today, a nice article about my friend Lucy from Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook.
Check it out!

Update at 12:30 PM: The company that P. founded, Stylefeeder, was also in The Boston Globe today, in this article. So funny to see him and me together in the same paper! Really a funny nice reunion!

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  1. what a great post about your papa and congratulations on the articles very well deserved indeed 🙂

  2. What a proud moment – for you, your Dad for sure!! and for all who celebrate your deserved acclaim!

  3. Congratulations on breaking into the Globe! I’ll be looking for your lovely photos and articles there from time to time.

  4. I can imagine how proud your dad must be. Congratulations on both,and he photos are just lovely.

  5. Congratulations – I just read your article in Edible Boston this morning and did not realize till the end that you are the one and same – my favorite food blogger and now published in one of my favorite localvore mags.

  6. Félicitations !
    Comme d’habitude, ce sont deux recettes qui me tentent que vous présentez….

  7. Congratulations Happy Béa – you should be very happy! And terrific to have such a lovely connect with your Dad!
    Both the Corn and Tomato Timbale & the Crab and Avocado Verrine just scream summer lovely.

  8. oups belle continuite…le republicain lorrain il a berce toute mon comme j’etais dans une chorale j’ai eu droit a quelques cliches…

  9. Wow! Congratulations on the article. It must feel fantastic. And thanks for sharing the story about your dad. Lovely.

  10. Congratulations on the publications. How very exciting!! Well deserved as well. Your photography and recipes are amazing!

  11. Oh Bea, I am so proud of you. Congratulations! The boston Globe no less! My dad influence me in my love of food and now that I am learning to cook his memory is always there with me .
    Hurray for Dads!

  12. What a lovely blog post! I really enjoyed your article on the verrine – congratulations on it’s publication – what a thrill. And I love your ode to your father too. How lovely to be able to share this common interest (and talent) with him. Thanks again for an inspirational and beautiful blog.

  13. I was delighted to see your article in the Globe this morning! Congratulations. I hope you become a regular contributor!

  14. The Republicain Lorrain? Oh good! Maybe I’ll have a training there the next year. Congratulations for your articles!

  15. Your photos are fabulous. I loved learning about verrines. I can’t wait to try some of my own. Thanks for the insipiration!

  16. Thank you very much for your kind words and encouragements, once more. Merci encore a tous pour vos encouragements et gentils mots.

  17. I’m so impressed! But then again, your writing is excellent, as is your cooking, so you belong there!

  18. Congratulations – and well deserved. Your writing and your photos are wonderful.

  19. I also read today’s Globe (not realizing it was you!) and tonight saw the same photo I loved this morning – the tiny spoon, the glass, the verrine……….congratulations!

  20. Congratulations, Béa! It’s so nice to see that good things do happen to good people. And congratulations to P. as well!

  21. je crois avoir compris que ton père travaillait au RL, je suppose donc que tu es originaire de Metz ou environs? felicitationd donc pour ton article au Boston Globe, c’est ça le rève américain? tes photos sont très belles…

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