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Marie-Anne Cantin

I had a friend of mine and his wife over for dinner while they were visiting Paris. As my I knew they savor the finer things in life, I made sure to pay a visit to Marie-Anne Cantin for a selection of cheeses, something I knew would please them.  Our conversation naturally turned to cuisine during […]
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Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is perhaps the most famous cooking school in the world, and its most famous graduate, Julia Child, passed despite flunking her first test.  The school remains a popular international culinary school, though most French chefs go to  professional trade schools or just learn their craft growing up in family kitchens and apprenticing […]
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La Fromagerie Cler

In the middle of Julia Child’s favorite shopping street in Paris, Rue Cler, lies La Fromagerie Cler, a must for cheese fans, with a stand on the exterior of the store showcasing many of its cheeses for sale.  As most cheese shops go, Fromagerie Cler is large, and sells an array of top artisinal cheeses from all regions […]
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Au Pied de Cochon

Open all hours of the day, every day of the week, this old-fashioned brasserie is perfect for a mid-day snack after shopping at nearby stores like Dehillerin, or after a late night out, for an early morning rejuvenation of coffee and maybe something to soothe the stomach, like soupe à l’oignon gratinée (French onion soup). […]
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Tante Marguerite

On Rue Bourgogne, directly behind Assemblée Nationale, sits Tante Margeurite.  Barely noticeable from the outside, this smart restaurant with its modern and sleek interior offers excellent traditional French cuisine and is one of the more surprising great finds we have come across in Paris.  A hop, skip and a jump away from Julia Child’s apartment […]
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Brasserie Lipp

Located on the bustling Boulevard Saint Germain des Prés, directly across from two other famous cafes – Café Flore and Les Deux Magots – Brasserie Lipp captures the essence of yesteryear with its gleaming brass fixtures, large mirrors, painted art deco ceilings, and tulip light fixtures. Brasserie Lipp reminds you what Paris is all about […]
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