Category Archives: Following Julia Child

Roland Garros 2016 — Top Places to Visit

The French Open is about to finish  its 125th year at Roland Garros in Paris, with the Men’s Championship Match held on June 5. assuming rain delays do not push out the event further.  What is not so well known is that nearby is the haute Village d’Auteuil, in the 16th arrondissement, which offers an array of great restaurants, […]
Also posted in Best Restaurants in Paris, Celebrity, For Kids, Gourmet, Places, Quoi de Neuf, Shhhh, Sweets, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Marché des Enfants Rouges

Paris is renowned for many things; its art, its architecture, its style, but perhaps most of all for its food and drink. Where else in the world can one find so many boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, cafes, bistros, bars, markets? Is there any other nation that is so famed for the quality of its cuisine? Probably […]
Also posted in Best Restaurants in Paris, For Kids, Gourmet, Places | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Valentine’s Day in Paris

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have the same idea of visiting The City of Light over the 14th February, so it’s […]
Also posted in Chocolate, For Kids, Gourmet, Places, Shhhh, Sweets, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wild Mushrooms In Paris

This is the time of year for fresh wild mushrooms in Paris.  The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs.  As Paris gets back to its rhythm, going to the marches may itself be an […]
Also posted in Quoi de Neuf | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
Also posted in Events, Quoi de Neuf, Shhhh | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris during this holiday, preparation is key, as you need to plan ahead and order your […]
Also posted in Cheese, Events, Gourmet, Places, Quoi de Neuf, Wine | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments