Food

Top Six Non-French Food Obsessions in Paris

Maggie Battista – Falafel France is the land where food dreams come true—all HiP readers know that by now. But for those of us lucky enough to spend extended periods in Paris, there comes a moment (astonishing as it may sound) when both the body and the palette reach butter overload, and the arteries cry […]
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Stranded in Paris: How to Take Advantage of Every Extra Moment

All photos by Maggie Battista, except where noted The volcanic eruption in Iceland has changed my (and likely your) travel plans pretty dramatically. I was supposed to be back with the husband in cold and rainy New England but am instead ...read more
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Paris Foods You Must Eat – Part 1

Taking photos of the Seine and Sacré-Coeur are a must when visiting Paris, but my camera is filled with images of gorgeous meal after gorgeous meal, thousands of food photos bursting with freshness, color and deliciousness. As my time in Paris ...read more
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Le Baron Rouge: The Quintessential Paris Wine Bar

Monnuage.fr There are a few places in Paris that make you feel like an insider the minute you step through the door. It’s an incredibly gratifying feeling, given that other elements of life here can feel downright impenetrable to those of ...read more
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Premiere Pression Provence: The New Parisian Mecca For Fine Olive Oil

Matt and Kim Rudge Premiere Pression Provence, the go-to new Parisian source for the finest quality Provençal olive oils, is the latest creative enterprise of Olivier Baussan, founder of O & Co and the now ubiquitous chain L’Occitane. This ...read more
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Maggie’s First Paris Brunch Party

Paris parties are the best sort of parties. They incorporate my most favorite food groups – cheese, bread, wine and sweets – and my first Paris party was not lacking for any of these. The cheese plate looks small above, but it was immense and ...read more
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Dinner at Mama Shelter Lives Up to the Hype

After enduring the heaploads of buzz generated by Mama Shelter — Philip Starck’s uber-hip hotel — HiP Paris Correspondent Amy Thomas decided to stop by its new Alain Senderens restaurant to fill us in on the eagerly awaited ...read more

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Paris Souvenirs: What You Shouldn’t Leave France Without

Images courtesy of Marvin Shaouni, Cesarastudilo, Quinn.Anya Just like any other major city, Paris has its fair share of kitschy souvenirs on offer. Indeed, the word souvenir itself is French. And I’ll be the first to admit that I still ...read more
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March 20: Free Macarons in Paris

Photos by Nichole Robertson Macaron lovers rejoice. March 20 is the Jour du Macaron in Paris. This annual celebration, dreamed up five years ago by the famed pâtissier Pierre Hermé, finds pastry shops giving their meringue-y little delights away ...read more
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Bistrot Paul Bert: A Meeting of Minds

Bistrot Paul Bert, Courtesy of: Hoostamagazine.com Text by Simone Blaser Sometimes, the planets align. Sometimes old friends come back to Paris (hi Tory!) and sometimes new friends come back to Paris (hi Sarah!) and sometimes you go to dinner at ...read more
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In Celebration of Lunch: Top 5 Prix-Fixe Menus in Paris

Café des Musées – MatinSoir For Parisians, lunch is where it’s at. Breakfast usually consists of coffee and cigarettes (and maybe a tartine), and weekday dinners are often simple affairs as well. But lunch is the moment when many kick back ...read more
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Les Petits Mitrons – A Bakery in Montmartre, Paris

I attended my first Paris party last week, and arrived with this apple and rhubarb tart from Les Petits Mitrons. (More on that Paris party in another post soon.) I was so enraptured by the crunchy crust, glazed apples and tender rhubarb that I ...read more
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Les Papilles – The Classic Paris Prix-Fixe Bistrot Experience

Text and photos by: Meg Zimbeck I panicked, on a recent winter night, when some friends asked me to organize a dinner. Choosing a restaurant is something that I usually enjoy, but the guests for this particular occasion were a couple of chefs. ...read more