La Tête Dans Les Olives

January 29th, 2010 § 3 comments § permalink

Cédric Casanova is an olive oil wholesaler, but that’s an awfully crass way to describe what he really does, which is cultivate relationships with olive growers in western Sicily who make the dozen or so superb oils he stocks. At lunch time, his closet-sized boutique, Le Tête dans les Olives, becomes a table d’hote for five lucky souls.

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Orange and Olive Salad

January 27th, 2010 § 7 comments § permalink

At least once every winter, I cook a lamb tagine with prunes from Claudia Roden’s œuvre (which is actually a revision of an earlier œuvre) The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, and serve it with this salad.

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Jacques Genin

January 12th, 2010 § 7 comments § permalink

If you want to feel like a lucky human being, choose a random weekday afternoon and install yourself in the tea salon at Jacques Genin.

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