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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. Share on Facebook
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Tribeca

This bustling restaurant on Rue Cler offers one of the best dining values in Paris, as nearly all the dishes are less than an unbelievably low 10 Euros (including tax and tip).  Best in summer time when Paris remains light until nearly 11:00 p.m., this lively restaurant has large terrace seating, and is great for […]
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Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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Le Marais

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue).  A bar with a rainbow flag and male patrons is starting happy hour.  Young women wearing the newest fashion and six-inch […]
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Jeusselin

Jeusselin, on Rue Cler, has specialized in serving the finest fresh foie gras since 1937.  Julia Child would have come here to buy foie gras, cured meats, fresh pork and other delicacies. I first started coming with my labrador, Truman, who, at the time, was 12 years old and suffering from cancer.  I would buy fresh […]
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L’Epicerie Fine (Rive Gauche)

Just around the corner from Rue Cler is one of the best small epicerie shops in Paris, where you can buy olive oils, vinegars, teas, coffee, spices, high-quality canned tuna, chocolates and other specialty items.  The owner is very friendly and helpful, as are his staff.  Whenever we want something special (most recently brown sugar, […]
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