16 10, 2014

Clamato in Paris: An Oyster Bar With Small Plates

2017-02-17T15:16:06+01:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, France, Restaurants, Travel|5 Comments

Clamato is good. Too good. So good that on a trip to Paris in April I ate there twice, first with Mamma Parla alone and then again with our sister-mom-friend Şemsa. Clamato is brought to you by Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat, the duo behind acclaimed Septime, which happens to be next door. They opened [...]

7 04, 2014

A Paris Marathon of Sorts

2017-02-17T15:16:26+01:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: France, Paris|7 Comments

Pretzels and white Alsatian wine are exactly what I crave at mile 24. Six months ago, I signed up for the Paris Marathon and slowly eased into training, weary of injuries incurred in past years. Whether at the table or on the track, I am prone to extremes and accustomed to working through the pain. [...]

24 07, 2013

L’Auberge de Chassignolles

2017-02-17T15:16:42+01:00July 24th, 2013|Categories: Accommodations, Food & Wine, France, Travel, Wine & Spirits|11 Comments

There aren’t many vineyards around Chassignolles, a miniscule village in the Auvergne. The surroundings are dominated, instead, by vast pine forests and verdant pastures where cows lumber and sheep graze. Yet the sparsely inhabited medieval hamlet is a magnet for wine drinkers who gather […]

25 05, 2010

Gilles Verot's Charcuterie at London's Bar Boulud

2016-01-07T03:38:43+01:00May 25th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, France, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat, Pork, Restaurants|4 Comments

Gilles Verot is a Parisian charcutier that known the world over for his hams, terrines, salamis, and head cheese. At yesterday’s lunch at Bar Boulud, I started with a gorgeous mixed platter of charcuterie accompanied by pickles, mustard […]

25 05, 2010

Burgers Find a Home at London's Bar Boulud

2016-01-09T14:05:30+01:00May 25th, 2010|Categories: France, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat, Pork, Restaurants|10 Comments

BDGB’s “Frenchie” burger has migrated from NYC to London. London is one of the best places in Europe to eat a great burger. I should know. I have been maniacally searching for amazing beef patties on this side of the Atlantic since here from America’s burger capital seven years ago. In […]

24 05, 2010

The Baguetteria In Parioli, Rome

2016-01-09T13:33:51+01:00May 24th, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Daily Food Photo, France, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Last week, @passerotto tweeted about La Baguetteria, a bakery in Parioli serving fine cured meats and cheeses on French bread. The photos on the shop’s website looked tempting. I was intrigued. I tend to avoid the neighborhood like the plague […]