Food

Brunch in Montmartre at Le Coquelicot

Guest Blogger Nichole Robertson (of Little Brown Pen fame) discovers one of our favorite bakeries in Montmartre. Make sure to come early to snag one of the outside tables, and enjoy Paris people watching at its best. photo courtesy of Meg Zimbeck On Saturday, we braved the Amelie obsessed tourists on Rue de Abbesses in […]
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La Petraia: An Unforgettable Tuscan Meal with Chef Susan McKenna Grant

Photos courtesy of La Petraia, Michael Grant & Sarah Raymond In the US, the vast majority of food & grocery shopping is done in supermarkets. We cook with canned beans or tomatoes, pre-butchered meats, and shrink-wrapped cold cuts – or ...read more
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Organic Resto Paris: Super Nature’s Seasonal Cuisine

Super Nature’s cheeseburger. Photo: dansmongrosventre.blogspot.com/ Just as the weather varies by season in Paris, so do our appetites. In spring when the city starts to heat up, we forgo bottles of deep red Cahors for glasses of rosé, we ...read more
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Paris: Tea Capital of the World

Teatime at Laduree. Photo: 4.bp.blogpsot.com by Sally Peabody, Your Great Days in Paris We all know that Paris is famed for its alluring wines, rich dark chocolates, redolent cheese and buttery croissants… but fine tea? Who knew? In fact, Paris’ ...read more
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Italian in Paris: La Pizzetta (più grande)

Photo Erica Berman Many people come to Paris craving traditional French cuisine: boeuf bourgignon, croque monsieur, omelettes at lunch… the list goes on. And it’s true that the French create amazing dishes. Sometimes, though, ...read more
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La Vie en Rose (Bakery)

Photo courtesy of TimeOut.com By Rebecca Leffler, La Fleur de Paris As Edith Piaf once said, “Je vois la vie en Rose.” I certainly see la vie en … Rose Bakery. The bakery / eatery, co-owned by a British woman (Rose) and her husband, is a ...read more
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Da Carmine – Napoli in Paris. Pizza & terrace on rue des Martyrs

Terrace & Pizza Da Carmine. Photo Erica Berman Last Wednesday was perfect weather in Paris (not a common occurrence) and I was having dinner with good friends. What better time to find a terrace to dine on and enjoy the setting sun and ...read more

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HiP Paris Eats: Communal-Style Dining

Glou Restaurant – Picture by Erica Berman Our friends over at Parisien Salon, a website with great tips on things to do in Paris, recently posted  a helpful list of tasty restaurants that feature canteen-style (communal) tables. Perfect ...read more
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Jonesing for Gelato in Paris – Caramella – rue des Martyrs

I’ve been back from Italy 8 days now. I am settling nicely into my Parisian rhythm, but I still heed the call for gelato. As I thought luck would have it, there is an Italian-owned gelato shop, Caramella, right around the corner from me on ...read more
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Cul de Poule – Chicken’s arse or mixing bowl, in any case interesting dining!

After reading David Lebovitz’s super upbeat post and Geneviève’s gently scathing article about the Cul de Poule restaurant, I was unsure whether I would find a trendy hipster resto with snooty servers and less than average food, or a ...read more
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Cul de Poule — dining at the rue des Martyrs’ Hen’s Arse.

Photo by JasonW Text by Geneviève Sandifer If there’s one thing I think New York has perfected over Paris, it’s the art of the casual, delicious and reasonably inventive bistro meal. Most Americans first landing in France would disagree ...read more
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Adventures in Wine with Ô Chateau

All photos courtesy of O-chateau.com It’s no secret that wine is a fundamental part of life in France, and it’s no wonder that wine lovers throughout the world hold French wine in particularly high esteem. From production to ...read more
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Chocolate and Zucchini: A Food Writer’s Recipe for Success

All photos courtesy of chocolateandzucchini.com “I’m not a local food celebrity,” Clotilde Dusoulier assures me, as she sips her Perrier on a café terrace in Montmartre. And she’s right; she’s not a local food celebrity. She’s an international ...read more