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Le Fooding Takes New York

crab saladCrab salad inspired by a dish by Yves Camdeborde. Photo:

I have long believed that Paris and New York are jealous lovers—mutually obsessed, covetous, but still fiercely stubborn and, ultimately, true only to themselves. Nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in the kitchen, where American innovation has borrowed from (and then challenged) the French standard that has dominated for so long. This Friday and Saturday, in a glorious and long overdue collision of American and French culinary love, P.S. 1 will play host to Le Fooding d’Amour Paris-New York. For all our New York-based readers, you may not be able to justify a trip across the Atlantic, but you have no excuse not to make it across the East River.

“Le Fooding,” the French culinary movement that celebrates food-made-with-feeling, has long applauded upstart chefs and their efforts to shake up the French food scene. This weekend, some of New York’s best (David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Boulud) will showcase their craft alongside some of Paris’ wiliest culinary talents.  Among the French attendees are Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand), Stéphane Jégo (L’Ami Jean), Yves Camdeborde (Le Comptoir du Relais), and others.

dufresne dessertA dessert from Wylie Dufresne’s WD-50.

Cocktails from both sides of the Atlantic will be flowing, as will music from Paul Sevigny (New York) and Kolkoz and Benjamin Moreau (Le Baron, Paris). All proceeds support Action Against Hunger.

The event takes place Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, at P.S.1 in Long Island City. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30. For more information, click here.

Written by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Written by Tory Hoen

Tory HoenAfter attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College.

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