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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