Amazing vintage neon at Le Roquet café
What happens when you mess with the internet
Another reason to avoid "truffle oil." (The other being that most of it is synthetic.)
I can't remember the last time I went into Sears. Not that there are any around me, but do remember growing up in the 1960's two blocks from one. That was when the clothes on the racks looked right out of their catalogs. (Most of the men looked like they just stepped off a golf course and the women model hip-length bras that looked very uncomfortable, but slimming.) We always had Craftsman tools and when I grew up, I made a point to have Craftsman tools in my toolbox as I grew older, since they were really as well-made as they said they were. It'll be sad to see it go, but not sure how they can carry on, because the image I have of them is so firmly locked in the past.
Love this profile of Paula Wolfert and looking forward to seeing the book!
A great ice cream shop in Paris, Glaces Glazed features inspired ice cream flavor combinations that will rock your world. Not just because Henri, the ice cream-maker is a rock fan. But because he hits the flavors just right. Check out his shop in Paris that's wowing Parisians with his creative flavor combinations!
Chef fermentation room at Alain Ducasse at Hotel Plaza Athénée - Chef Romain Meder is fermenting everything from peanuts and garlic, to lobster shells and gooseberries. Impressive!
Yup. I remember when butter was the bad guy.
I like this vintage-style "Guide to Hot Dogs" from around the world, although I gotta say, the best hot dogs I ever had were in Mexico, wrapped in bacon, and grilled on a street cart. Someone convinced me to try one - and I was glad I did!
Note to self: Bring passport to restaurant tonight.
Lovely remembrance by Corby Kummer
Ever dreamed of living in a Tudor-style house in Normandy, with an amazing French kitchen?
A more in-depth look at the closing of Lucky Peach
Basil ice cream, bergamot curd and sorrel + Caramelized banana tart with coconut ice cream...great end to meal at Fulgurances - bravo to Chef Pham
I'm a big proponent of braised meats. The long, gentle simmer coaxes flavors out and tenderizes beef, pork, and even chicken. Another bonus? Most of the work is done in the oven! (Another bonus? Amazing leftovers.) Check out this Wine Harvester's Chicken, with grapes and bacon - it was a big hit at my dinner table, and it'll be on yours, too! Click for recipe=>
I love this part of France, especially Gers. (And wonder why more people don't go there?)
I am not in the mood to share any of these today...
Jambon de Paris & fromage galette (buckwheat crêpe)
This is sad. I liked that the magazine/website tackled more off-the-beaten-path subjects, and 101 Easy Asian Recipes, one of their books is a pretty great cookbook.
Here's your happy break for the day! (On the fun scale: 10/10)
Yes, it's pretty well known by now that Irish people don't eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day, but a lot of other people do. (btw: If you haven't been - Ireland rocks!) So it's the time of year that many of us want to celebrate with our friends in one of the loveliest places I've ever been, whatever we want to drink (and eat) to celebrate our Irish friends. Normally I brine my corned beef for a week but if I could find a brisket in Paris, I'd brine one up anyways, and make this traditional New England dinner this weekend...
I love matzoh (Pain azyme, in French) since it makes a crisp, thin (and relatively neutral) cracker for dips and spreads - and who can resist matzoh brei?
So much fun to take a too-quick trip to Normandy and Mont Saint-Michel. But I did have time to watch the making, and taste, the most famous omelet in the world at La Mère Poulard, which is a secret, but it involves a heckuva lot of whipping - and a big appetite to finish! On top of it all, it was a festival of copper bowls. In other words, I was in heaven. Check out the pictures and stories I just posted on my blog. Click through to read=>
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