Three Times a Day
Written by Marilou
Illustrated by Alexandre Champagne
Publication Date October 10, 2015
Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography. Quebec pop sensation Marilou always loved food and cooking, but suffered from anorexia for six years in her late teens and early twenties. Now twenty-four, Marilou created a blog (Trois fois par jour) as a form of healing so she could start testing recipes, table settings, and food styling; Alexandre — her then boyfriend — took all the pictures. Their aim was to transform the relationship people have with food for the better — and to encourage them to take a fun and unpretentious approach to how and what we eat. The blog took off and was soon turned into a bestselling book that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec.
In Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre offer more than 100 new recipes that are delicious and easy to make and fit any budget, skill level, or dietary restrictions. Recipes include Cream of Beet & Almond Butter Soup; Chorizo, Crab & Shrimp Paella; Lemon & Olive Chicken with Feta Couscous; Gnocchi Pan-Fried in Butter with Pancetta & Peas; and Banana & Caramel Pudding. Beautifully photographed, Three Times a Day allows us to delve into an intimate universe full of flavours, colours, and beauty, and reminds us of the positive and healing nature of food in our lives.
MARILOU is a French-Canadian pop singer. Three Times a Day emerged from her hugely popular blog (“Trois fois par jour”), which she created with her photographer husband Alexandre Champagne. It has sold more 200,000 copies in Quebec. She lives in Boucherville, Quebec.
ALEXANDRE CHAMPAGNE is a photographer. He is the co-creator of Three Times a Day that emerged from the hugely popular blog (“Trois fois par jour”) he runs with his wife, singer Marilou. The book has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec. He lives in Boucherville, Quebec.
"Food is culture, food is nutrition. Food is friendship. . . In this book, food is a gift. . ." Metro