Food

Chez Michel: Classic Prix Fixe with an Adventurous Twist

littlebrownpen.com & flickr.com/photos/danske Meg Zimbeck at Girls’ Guide to Paris knows a thing or two about Paris restaurants. Below, she gives us the rundown on the many options available at neo-bistro Chez Michel: an adventurous diner’s paradise. According to LeFooding.com, it’s one of Catherine Deneuve’s favorite eateries. We’re already impressed! Text
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La Maison: Old School French Dining in the 17th

Gerard Lavalette – Pariscool.com; Cartier-Bresson I like a trendy hotspot as much as the next blogger, but it’s always more rewarding to discover a place that is un-cool, un-trafficked, and uniquely yours.  La Maison, tucked away on the ...read more
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Caféotheque’s Jacu Bird Coffee: Pass the Café!

Photo: parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com Text by Simone Blaser For coffee addicts who think they’ve seen it all—we’ve reached the new frontier. It involves beans that have been “pre-processed” by the Brazilian Jacu bird, ...read more
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Christmas in France in SoHo: Culinary Workshops with Rosa Jackson & Paule Caillat

I spent Christmas of 2008 in Paris, strolling along the glittering boulevards, ducking in and out of specialty shops, sampling seasonal foods, and fueling myself with vin chaud. It was utterly magical, and while there’s no substitute for a real ...read more
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Off-the-Beaten-Path: Cheese & Wine at “Fil O Fromage”

Paris expert Sally Peabody (of Your Great Days in Paris) shares one of her best-kept secrets: the exquisite Fil O Fromage traiteur in the 13th arrondissement. Photo: zabars.typepad.com Text by Sally Peabody Surely there is no shortage of ...read more
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Top Pops: Ten Great Champagnes for 2010

Our friend Zeva Bellel at Paris by Appointment Only has let us in on a great list of lesser known champagnes for 2010. Compiled by blogger and wine consultant Sharon Bowman, these bottles will help you kick off 2010 in style. Illustration by ...read more
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Marché des Gastronomes: Champagne Tasting Dec. 30 & 31

www.maisons-champagne.com Stocking up on supplies for your New Year’s Eve feast? Don’t forget to swing by the stylish Marché des Gastronomes (in the 9th) to pick up some foie gras, smoked salmon, truffles, caviar, oysters, and ...read more

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Le Miroir – Authentic French Bistro Food in Montmartre

Finally a neigborhood bistro in Montmartre!  I can now stumble down my 5 flights of stairs and walk around the corner and experience Paris bistro dining at its best. Le Miroir serving crusty bread, fresh fish, meat and produce is a wonderful ...read more
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A Starry Christmas at Poilâne: Shortbread Ornaments

Our friend Wendy Lyn (of The Paris Kitchen) shares of one of her favorite Christmas traditions: Poilâne’s irresistible shortbread cookie ornaments… for decorating, eating, or both! Text and Photos by Wendy Lyn As soon as the first ...read more
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Vin Chaud on a Winter Afternoon

Nichole Robertson (of Little Brown Pen) waxes nostalgic for afternoons spent in the Marais drinking vin chaud. On days when it’s too cold to go out, try her recipe and indulge at home! Photo courtesy of Little Brown Pen Text by Nichole ...read more
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Galipette Pastry Lab: Yet Another Reason to Eat Caramel

Our friend Nichole Robertson (of Little Brown Pen) stumbled upon Galipette’s delectable caramels on Etsy last year. They’re no longer available online, but if you’re in Paris, stop by Galipette’s Pastry Lab (in the 2nd) ...read more
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Parisian Designer Holiday Cakes

Our friend Kim Petyt, fabulous Paris wedding planner and writer of Parisian Party, shares with us the traditional French Christmas dessert – the bûche de Noël, otherwise known to us as a Yule log. Check out her post below, featuring some ...read more
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Winter Recipes: Creamy Vegetable Soup

As winter vegetables hit their stride, we’re in the mood for simple, seasonal recipes like this one from the Recette du Jour blog. Perfect for a cold winter day! Text and Photo from La Recette du Jour I had to take a break from Taste & ...read more