Category Archives: Food

E – Eclairs

If you ever travel to France, promise me you’ll put “eat an eclair” somewhere at the top of your list. Then, after you’ve thoroughly enjoyed one, please explain to me what all the fuss is about. Allow me to clarify. … Continue reading

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Oysters and Christmas in Paris…

Sure, we feast on egg nog, candy canes, and fruit cake for Christmas in North America, but in France they have oysters! During my 2010 Christmas in Paris, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that oysters are a food … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Falafels

For years I’d heard about L’As du Fallafel over in the Marais (a popular French district), but it took me forever to get my butt over there. MAN, am I ever glad I finally did… These guys don’t mess around … Continue reading

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The Croque Madame, Part Deux – A.K.A. The Little Croque That Couldn’t

You might recall me singing the praises of the Croque Madame and stating that not all “croques” are created equal? Well, here’s a perfect example: I was wandering around in the 3rd (arrondissement), when I passed by Café Charlot, a very … Continue reading

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The Salade de Chèvre Chaud

How did I ever exist without this salad? The Salade de Chèvre Chaud is a warm goat cheese salad that is prepared very differently depending on which restaurant makes it, but it is always (and I mean, always) delicious. Regardless … Continue reading

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The Croque Madame

The Croque Madame Essentially a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top…  and without a doubt, one of my favorite foods in Paris. In some areas, it’s known as Croque à Cheval, and without the fried … Continue reading

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Sushi, Je T’aime !

During my previous visits to Paris, I must admit that I have been reluctant to try the sushi. Living in California and feasting on first-rate sushi over the years has left me spoiled, to say the least. However, during this … Continue reading

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