World Nutella Day & Olympics

Nutella Pound Cake
Let's Celebrate World Nutella Day. Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy had declared February 5th World Nutella Day.

On the blogosphere, today, you will find many delicious recipes using Nutella.

I made this Nutella Swirl Pound Cake, in October, after seeing it on my dear 'blog friend' Val of More than Burnt Toast. This recipe was featured in Oct. 2009 of Food & Wine Magazine.

This pound cake is rich in butter and Nutella. Serve yourself a slice with a good coffee or tea.

My daughter is flying, from Ottawa, today. She will be working, as a Journalism, at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler. She is so excited. I am so proud that she was selected, as a Journalism student, to be part of the unique experience. She is only 20 year old and she gets the chance to do what others have been waiting all of the career to do. She will be part of a team called: Franco Médias 2010. They will be writing, interviewing French athletes.

I am going to the Olympics, next week, with my other son Maxime. He will be flying, from Ottawa, next Saturday. We will spend couple days in Vancouver. We could not get tickets to events but we will be part of many festivities. This year, on Granville Island, we have La Place de la Francophonie. This will be a little 'French Quarter' where we can watch, for free, many shows by great French performers, eat food, watch the medals ceremony every night. This will be my first time at the Olympics. I can't wait to go.


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  1. Your recipe looks declicious. I make my own chocolate and hazlenut spread and I love it with crepes!
    Cogratulations to your daughter! It's a fantastic adventure!

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  2. Quel beau pain mais riche en Nutella!!

    Bravo pour ta fille, ça lui fera une belle expérience!!

    Comment s'appelle-t-elle?
    La voit-on sur le site de FrancoMédia?

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  3. That would be a great experience for your daughter to work at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver!
    Love your Nutella swirl bread!

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  4. That looks so pretty Helene! I always forget when Nutella Day is, and I'd love to participate, but only remember when I see everyone blogging about it. They need to mark it on calendars like Christmas or something. lol

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  5. What a gorgeous cake Helene. I knew it was Nutella day because Val featured it also. When we were in France they had an entire aisle in the supermarche devoted to Nutella in all different sizes.

    Congratulations to your daughter. How fun for her.
    Sam

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  6. I've missed this exciting event, and I regret it. Your entry is superb Helene!

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  7. Hi Helene,

    a very beautiful and
    promising sight.Compliment
    Greeting Jacob

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  8. another day of nutella has come and gone I still did nothing with it. shame on me. all I do is eat it with some pb on a sammie. I need to bake with it...

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  9. I am all out of Nutella..I'll get some soon..your cake is just lovely and I wish you a great great time at the Olympics!

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  10. What a delicious looking pound cake! How great for your daughter! Have a great time at the Olympics!

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  11. ive never had nutella!!
    thank you for your sweet comment!

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  12. Lovely, I love Nutella I cant keep enough in my house.

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  13. I love all of these nutella recipes.
    How exciting for you daughter, what a great opportunity. Enjoy the Olympics and your children.
    Mimi

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  14. Oh boy!
    Avec un café, ça serait rudement bon.
    :)

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  15. How wonderful! A smiling cake! I am stumbling this. x

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  16. I never knew there was a world nutella day!!! how interesting and fun! the cake looks delish!

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  17. The nutella swirl looks gorgeous and the bread sounds scrumptious!

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  18. Oh and congratulations to your daughter for being selected as a journalist....only 20 and doing something really exciting and important. I can imagine how happy she is! Have fun at the olympics!

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  19. Congrats to your daughter. It should be a great experience having the chance to go to the olympics (even for you as a spectator). That is something I really hope I get the chance to do in the years to come. Great looking cake.

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  20. oooh--have fun at the olympics, helene! i'm jealous. :)
    meanwhile, your nutella swirl looks like a smiley face, which matches my expression right now. :)

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  21. Nutella! So yummy! I am going to go buy some so I can make all these great desserts with it. :)

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  22. Great news Helene...your daughter is very talented to be selected for something so prestigious. WONDERFUL!! Lucky you, to be able to experience the spirit of the Olympics...WOW!! have a great time my friend. I am thrilled for you...
    Oh I forgot...Awesome cake!! I saw it at Val's too!!

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  23. Beautiful swirl in your cake! Everything tastes better with Nutella! Have fun at the Olympic festivities and congratulations to your daughter. This will be the experience of a lifetime!

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  24. It all sounds like such a wonderful time Helene for you and your family. I would love to be on Granville Island at the French Quarter for the Olympics. My daughter is living quite close to there. I love this pound cake and will be sure to bake it again. Save me a slice:D

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  25. Congrats to your daughter! My friend ran with the torch last month. So exciting. This cake looks wonderful. I love seeing all the creations people came up with.

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  26. Je rejoins Justin qui dit que tous les jours devraient être nutella day, parole de gourmande!

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  27. Felicitations a ta fille pour sa selection et a toi pour ce gateau a la nutella, qui est une de mes faiblesses! hmmm delicieux!

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  28. What a gorgeous cake! Nutella is irresistible...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  29. Love your bread...it looks like a smile inside of it. Congrats to your daughter, what a wonderful opportunity for her. She will remember it always, such a nice thing. Have a great time when you go, it all sounds fantastic and wonderful! I hope we get a full report when you return. What a fun post, and I thought I was just going to be reading about chocolate!

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  30. I'm so jealous that you'll be in vancouver for the Olympics! Have a wonderful time!

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  31. Great looking nutella bread! I like those thick bands of nutella!

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