Category Archives: Food

Mardi Gras in France: a Louisiana Perspective


Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana is a massive day of celebration that Southern Louisianians wait for impatiently for 364 days of the year. But in in modern-day France it’s just another Tuesday. Whereas in Louisiana people spend well over a month eating … Continue reading

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The Fella: Les Poissons


So tonight I was cooking our Sunday dinner as I do every week. On Saturdays we go to our local market and buy fresh fish from the market for our Sunday night… this week was trout. As I was cutting … Continue reading

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Is cereal different in France?


When I lived in Louisiana if we left the cereal open for a day it would go totally stale. Is that only a southern thing? Or is it like that in the north as well?But living in France it can … Continue reading

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MOVE OVER MACAROONS!


  The Macaroon: the cake for queens and kings alike. A beautiful, iconic cookie sought after by many in Paris boutiques such as Ladurée and Maison George Larnicol. A great treat and also a good souvenier and gift as I … Continue reading

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Le Procope


A huge dose of history and great wine to boot! The Procope is a wonderful stop over. The Procope is said to be the oldest restaurant in all of Paris however it was in its beginings just a café.The procope was … Continue reading

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Les Deux Magots


Named because of its original purpose: a tabaco shop in the 1800s the Deux Magots still has two large “eastern” figurines from a cigar advertisment hanging in the café. Magots is what eastern figurines from the era are called. I honestly … Continue reading

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Great Brunch in Paris: Bechu


My Sundays in Paris have always been a sacred time for me: a day for sunny walks, falafel at L’as du Falafel, shopping at Chatlet, the marché de puce in Montreuil, and lots of lounging around with no responsibilities And in … Continue reading

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Eating like the French: how do they stay so thin?


Do you like this entry? Click the “follow” button on the right side of the page and join my mailing list to hear about part 2 coming out in Summer 2013.  The French have the lowest obesity rate in Europe … Continue reading

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Where to eat in Saint Michel, Paris


Aside from Café Le Petit Pont there is another great place to enjoy not too expensive and rather fulfilling food in Paris’ biggest tourist area. One has to be careful around the rue de la Huchette many places can be … Continue reading

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A place for good coffee in Paris


A while back I wrote about how to order coffee and have recently found a coffee lover’s paradise where you can fully exercise these newfound skills. La Caféothèque near Hotel de Ville (which means City Hall) is an amazing place where you … Continue reading

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