Category Archives: Cuisine

De retour à San Francisco

We came back to San Francisco to visit our daughter in August and discovered even more reasons why this is a great city. Here are my new favorite things to explore in and around the city: Perry’s restaurant (1944 Union Street) … Continue reading

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Où manger à Aix-en-Provence

When I was researching what to see and do in Aix-en-Provence, I didn’t see good restaurant recommendations. There were lots of casual dining suggestions and plenty of ideas for pastries, but nothing for dinner. Luckily, on our first evening in … Continue reading

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Poudre des Bulgares

Between visits to Paris, I keep a running list of places I want to go or products I want to try. Sometimes I can’t remember the original source of the notation. This year, I had a particularly ambiguous note: Poudre … Continue reading

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Où manger à San Francisco

In my last post, I wrote about where to go in San Francisco. This time I’m going to recommend some lovely places to go for a nibble or a full meal. Où manger à San Francisco (ooh man-shay ah san … Continue reading

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Donner un conseil

Every time I visit Paris, I find some great new places to shop, dine, or just soak up the joy of being in my favorite city. Here are a few: Thomas Antiquités (98 rue Oberkampf, 11th Arrondissement) This is a … Continue reading

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Où manger à Lille

  As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent a week in Lille in August, seeing the sightes and EATING. Où manger à Lille (ew mahn-shay ah leel) means “where to meet in Lille. Here are the places that … Continue reading

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Trois livres pour Noël

With just a week to go before Christmas, I have three book recommendations for you. One is a new release, one is a little older, and one is a classic. Trois livres pour Noël (twa leev-ruh poor no-ell) means “Three books … Continue reading

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La Petite Sirène

A few minutes away from Hôtel Joke, the hotel that I recommended in my last post, I found a lovely little restaurant, La Petite Sirène de Copenhague. My husband has a bias in favor of restaurants with white table cloths … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 5

Here were some of our favorite discoveries on our recent trip to Paris. Many of our new finds were in the neighborhood of the Haut (Upper) Marais. I’ve spent lots of time in the Bas (Lower) Marais, but only just … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 3

Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard – This is the follow-up to Bard’s best-selling memoir Lunch in Paris and I liked it even more than the first book. Bard talks with raw honesty about the strain … Continue reading

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