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.