LYL: Celebration Week #4 — The Grand Finale

French Fridays with Dorie finished working its way through all the recipes in Around My French Table last month. We’ve stretched out le fin by spending the past four weeks celebrating and reflecting on the journey. This week, the long goodbye ends.

The charge this week:

For the improvisers among us, share an original recipe that was inspired by an AMFT recipe or do a recipe that you would like to Make-Up or just make again. We also suggest that you say whatever you wish to say in this Post. We intend to have boxes of tissues on hand when we read everyone’s posts.. Do your best with this one.

In other words, anything goes. This is your chance to wrap it up.

Thanks to Laurie for initiating this group and creating and hosting an environment for us to share our experiences over the past 4 years, 8 months and 21 days. Thanks to Dorie for writing this wonderful book that has taken the Doristas on an unforgettable journey, both individually and collectively.

For Mary and me, it’s been a joy and pleasure to shepherd you along for the past (nearly) three years. This group is special one. The friendships we’ve forged both on-line and in person are treasured. We look forward to continuing these friendships and following everyone’s future adventures, whether through shared projects or not.

The future of FFwD is now back in Laurie’s capable hands.

A bientôt,
Betsy and Mary

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22 Responses to “LYL: Celebration Week #4 — The Grand Finale”

  1. Laws of the Kitchen June 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM #

    Can’t believe it’s the last one! I will miss FFWD:

  2. rosa June 19, 2015 at 4:57 AM #

    Difficult to put into words how much this group has meant to me.

  3. Lola's Kitchen June 19, 2015 at 8:07 AM #

    This isn’t goodbye! We might not see one another every week but when we do meet it will be even sweeter:) Thank you for being part of my world!

  4. Bakeawaywithme June 19, 2015 at 11:23 AM #

    I agree with Guyla! Thanks to all of you for making my last four and half years, a wonderful adventure!! Happy Friday, Everyone!

  5. tricia June 19, 2015 at 11:55 AM #

    This adventure has meant the world to us.

    We thank each and everyone one of you with a big hug to all and of course, to Dorie Greenspan.

  6. betsyp June 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM #

    I’m somewhat speechless. It’s been a wonderful journey with the best traveling companions! Keep in touch! xox

    Oh, and I finished all my makeups earlier this week.

  7. thekitchenlioness June 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM #

    Until then, my friends & thanks for all the good times! – Bis bald, meine Freunde, es war einfach unschlagbar!

  8. Candy June 19, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    Well, here it is my friends – the grand finale!! Excited to read your posts. Though will have a box of kleenex at the ready. Happily, this is more of a commencement! And of course, well done to those Doristas who actually did make all of the recipes!! And yet another merci to Dorie, who made it all possible.

  9. Trevor Sis Boom June 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM #

    Its what I do. Whenever I was without words, I would haiku. I had to rely on it one last time today:

  10. tammycirceo June 19, 2015 at 5:10 PM #

    I didn’t complete all the recipes, but I did a lion’s share of them over the nearly five years. The project has been rewarding!

  11. Cher June 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM #

    No one really thought I would stick to the assignment, did they?

    It has been an honor, my friends.


  12. KarenP June 19, 2015 at 6:27 PM #

    It’s been such a fun journey. I can’t wait to see where each of us heads next!

    P.S. I’m out of town this weekend celebrating a bunch of family birthdays, so I will catch up on my reading next week.

  13. onewetfoot June 20, 2015 at 2:35 AM #

    It’s been so wonderful cooking along with all of you!

  14. Lola's Kitchen June 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM #

    I am very eager to read everyone’s post. I have out of town company and a big party tonight but tomorrow I will have a glass of wine, a box of tissues and give it a go!

  15. jora July 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM #

    two weeks late. a new record (even for me!). i’ve so enjoyed reading everyone’s final posts.


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