Jo Elwin is editor of Bite and

Bite magazine: Bonne Sante

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It is Bastille Day today so French flavours and flair are dominating the pages of Bite. No hardship focusing on such things as duck, fish pie, roulade, coq au vin, Nicoise salad, omelette and prune tart. And oh my, must we drink decadent hot chocolates, special coffees and mulled wine? We have recipes for them all, tasting and looking as good as the French do themselves thanks to that certain je ne sais quoi.

But, if you are at all concerned about the rich, creamy, buttery side of French cuisine, turn directly to our wellbeing gurus Nadia Lim and Louise Thompson. Wise words indeed.

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Jo Elwin is editor of Bite and

A young Jo Elwin could be found reading cookbooks on the school bus and delighted in being the ‘kitchen helper’ at her mother’s dinner parties. Twenty years within magazine publishing, many involving food, has lead Jo to her dream job as editor of the NZ Herald’s weekly food magazine Bite and website

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