Not to be confused with experimental culinary fusion, Chocolate and Zucchini is a drooling concoction of recipes and food musings penned by Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier.
The former software engineer, turned French kitchen goddess, admits a simple cooking utensil gets her giddy these days.
“For the quintessential Parisian experience it's important to find providers in your neighbourhood,” she advises. “Once they know you they will save you the best produce - it's all part of the culture.”
The title represents her recipe for success – fresh and healthy versus nice and naughty. The proof of the pudding is in the eating – anyone for cacao and courgette pasta?
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