Those of you who read a little French have no doubt happened upon Pascale's food blog, called C'est moi qui l'ai fait! (which means "I made it myself"). I first met Pascale some two years ago at a food show, and we have been very good friends ever since, meeting on a regular basis for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or silicon molds home sales -- as you can see, our friendship is very much food-centered, but then again my entire life is, so all is right in my world.
And Pascale has just published a cookbook! It is called Cookies, muffins & Co and can be found in French bookstores or online. It is a tiny book in size, but an eminent one in the wealth of recipes it holds -- over a hundred American and British sweet treats of all kinds, with cultural notes and serving suggestions for each.
Since Pascale has lived in the US for a little while and is happily married to an English guy (with a sense of humor to match), I can't think of anyone better suited to write it. I like that she has included classics that are the French know and love -- brownies, cheesecakes and cookies -- but has also made sure she introduced her readers to lesser-known, but no less delicious desserts -- Eccles cakes, cobblers and Victoria sponge cakes, to name but a few.