Is Coco & Co always as full of young women as it was yesterday afternoon?Continue reading
One reason I chose this little apartment in Paris is because it has a decent sized oven, as opposed to the table top combination microwave contraptions that seem to be everywhere here. Essentially, I’m living in a kitchen with a bedroom in it. And a living room. And a dining room. And an office.
I figured it was time I did a little baking.Continue reading
I love strolling aimlessly around Paris, particularly on a day as beautiful as yesterday. But sometimes even I need a little direction in life, a goal, an endpoint, something to aspire to. Yesterday I set my sights on 47 rue des Martyrs, the address of a glacier called Caramella.Continue reading
Today I bought myrtilles in Paris for a tart I’m working on. Exactly one year ago I went blueberry picking with my mother in Ohio.Continue reading
The food at Frenchie is ingredient-driven and free of gimmicks. In short, it’s the kind of food I love.Continue reading
My mother had remarkable restraint when it came to sweets. The woman could eat two tablespoons of ice cream and claim to be satisfied. I say “restraint” but I think she actually didn’t really like anything too rich. Or at least she pretended not to.
This cake was one of her favorite treats.Continue reading
Did the economy fully collapse while I was flying over the North Atlantic? Is the flood finally coming? No, it’s just a Sunday in August in Paris.Continue reading
The idea of a hot drink on a hot afternoon is not always so appealing. The solution? Espresso granita, a.k.a. the easiest thing in the world to make.Continue reading
I was introduced to Domaine Félines Jourdan’s Picpoul de Pinet last year by Juan Sanchez at La Dernière Goutte, and it became my go-to inexpensive white for easy refreshment during that late spring in Paris. I wrote about it then, but after seeing it on a few lists in New York City this summer, as well as on the board at Fish in Paris, I thought I’d revisit what I consider a perfect warm weather wine.Continue reading