Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas I have a confession to make. The last time I visited Paris I gained about ten pounds. Yep, that’s right ten pounds spread over eight glorious and wonderful days full of croissants, macaroons, and crepes. I am ashamed that … Read more
There’s no shortage of material on visiting Paris. If you’re anything like me, before you even make it to the City of Lights, you’ve probably paged through one or a dozen travel books, clicked through the hundreds of Paris-themed blogs and made an itinerary that would take you a solid month to get through. Even … Read more
But alas, until I can return to my favorite city in the world, I am on a constant quest to cook as much French food and recreate the unique culinary experiences as much as possible. No, this is not a Julia Child project where I cook everything in her cookbook and blog about it, then a major movie is made and I become rich and famous. No, I simply want to recreate my own love of Paris and all things French in my own home.
On the outskirts of Paris, a place for expos and exploration I’ll admit I didn’t want to live at Porte de Versailles when I first stumbled upon the listing for what would later become my home, at the far end of Paris’ 15th arrondissement. I was a little bit scared by the “Porte de” in the … Read more
Visiting the 10th Arrondissement’s Canal St. Martin neighborhood in Paris Can a place be both tranquil and bustling at the same time? If it’s the Canal St. Martin neighborhood in Paris, the answer is yes. I’ve spent many afternoons and evenings whiling away the hours there. I’ve gone there to be alone in the daytime … Read more