The Clean Plate Club, Episode #11: Clotilde Dusoulier

October 9, 2013 | By | COMMENTS

Almost a decade ago, when I started my scrappy little food blog, an e-mail arrived all the way from Paris, France from a young woman named Clotilde Dusoulier who had her own food blog called Chocolate & Zucchini. She told me that she liked what I was doing; I checked out her site and I liked what she was doing. We became fast friends–digital pen pals, you might say. We had a dinner at Babbo in New York (documented here with pictures erased, sadly), a dinner in Paris at Ze Kitchen Galerie (those pictures work!). She went on to write several books, including Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris, and–most recently–a book so gorgeous I have to show you a picture of it.

That’s her brand new French Market Cookbook and it’s absolutely stunning. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Our conversation–which we conducted over Skype–covers everything from baby rearing, how she refers to her fella Maxence, her time in San Francisco, the most surprising thing about America, starting her food blog, how she defines her cooking style, writing cookbooks and if she ever craves an In-N-Out Burger.

Thanks to Clotilde for taking the time to chat with me! You can also listen in iTunes by clicking here.

Previous Episodes of The Clean Plate Club:
Episode #10: Barrett Foa, Suzanne Tracht
Episode #9: Whitney Adams, Kyle Buchanan
Episode #8: Mark Heyman, Ben Leventhal
Episode #7: Deb Perelman (Smitten Kitchen)
Episode #6: Jim Cantiello, Kat Odell
Episode #5: Noah Galuten, Billy Scafuri
Episode #4: Ruth Bourdain
Episode #3: Drew Droege, Ganda Suthivarakom
Episode #2: Zach Brooks, Luke Matheny
Episode #1: Besha Rodell, Rachel Shukert

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  • j

    What is ‘dangerous’ about butter and egg yolks? You should read one of uffe ravnskov’s books or weston price’s great pioneering work on nutrition. Saturated fat is not bad for you. You should read about the great limelight hungry charlatan of a doctor who made that nonsense common ‘knowledge’. Fat from animals fed what they are meant to eat is good for you. Very good. Eat your pasture raised eggs and butter. They are important nutrient dense foods. Educate yourself and stop denying yourself.

  • Abby

    First time commenter, recently found your blog after buying your book (very good book, by the way!). This interview made me so happy to listen to! I have been a huge fan of Clotilde since living in France from 2005-2007. Not only did her restaurant guide practically pave my eating path through Paris, but her recipes inspired me every time I went to the market. This has reminded me to go back in her archives and make some of my favorite recipes of hers. Thanks!

  • tunie

    Enjoyed this episode, but having an issue with the video – sometimes I need to pause the podcast, but picking up where I left off is not possible nor is fast forwarding because this video appears to be some kind of fixed format. Can you enable a timebar with fast forward or rewind, (want to relisten to words said sometimes) or other capacity to choose where to pickup the interview. Thanks!

  • tunie

    …not ‘video’, but podcast.

  • Adam Amateur Gourmet

    Hi Tunie,
    You can skip around by clicking the black bar as the podcast plays. I just gave that a try and it worked great. Otherwise, there’s always iTunes!

  • Clara

    This is the first time I’ve heard Clotilde’s voice and she sounds like Julie Delpy! Maybe because I’ve just watched Before Midnight.

  • Stephie

    This was excellent. I listened to it this past weekend, great to hear your both. I’ve been reading you both from almost the beginning. Hard to believe it’s been so many years!

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