Marie is a freelance food and travel translator, writer, blogger, and passionate baker with a weakness for sweets. Based in Québec City, she’s a frequent traveler who loves chronicling her discoveries from around the world and sharing recipes inspired by her trips.

She is the voice behind food and travel blog Food Nouveau, the author of dessert cookbook Sweet Spot: Modern, Better-for-You Dessert Recipes, with Clever Tips to Bake (Mostly) Dairy Free, a French Pastry teacher for, the artistic director and recipe developer of Québec City’s online food magazine, Fou des foodies, and Travel+Leisure’s Québec City expert.

Marie’s Favourites
Cooking Ingredient: Lemon, because it adds a lovely kick to both sweet and savoury dishes.

Meal: Breakfast. Although I often eat the same thing (orange juice, toast, yogurt, and coffee), it’s a routine I love and I just wouldn’t function without a hearty breakfast. Plus, there’s the opportunity of turning the meal into a lazy brunch on weekends!

Course: Dessert. I like a sweet ending to every meal, but not the cloyingly sweet variety. I love anything made with dark chocolate.

Kitchen Tool: My chef’s knife. It’s like an extension of my hand. I even travel with it!

Restaurant: In Québec City, it’s Le Clocher Penché, without question. They serve creative bistro-style food made with the best local ingredients. And most importantly: they make the very best brunches in the city.

Foodie City: Paris. For the endless choice of bakeries and pastry shops.


Posts by Marie Asselin

12 Healthy, No-Cook, Family-Friendly Snack Ideas

The idea of snacking can be divisive. Some think you should ban it to avoid overeating, and others consider it essential to keeping your metabolism running consistently throughout the day. If you have kids, you probably consider snacks crucial to a smooth-running day! I personally need snacks to keep my energy levels up between meals, … Continue reading “12 Healthy, No-Cook, Family-Friendly Snack Ideas”