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In Paris, a Spa in Every Supermarket

In Paris, a Spa in Every Supermarket July 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  Spa water to drink at home © Renata Rubnikowicz What is a spa? If you want to find a spa in France look for the words “les Thermes” or “les Bains” after the name of the town or village. The French have been “taking the waters” for every crise de foi (liver problem) or crise...

Best Boulangerie in Paris 2011

Best Boulangerie in Paris 2011 May 10, 2011 | Events, Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Even more than le vin (wine), le pain (bread) is the basis of French gastronomy. People swear by certain bakers and each Parisian has his or her favourite boulangerie. Can there be a more affordable or delicious way to get into the French psyche while you’re here? Of the 1,200 boulangeries in the city, ...

Michelin’s New Stars for 2011

Michelin’s New Stars for 2011 March 22, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Earlier this month, the venerable Michelin guide released its list of who’s in and who’s out in the French restaurant world. See our Top 10 for the list of the best of the best in Paris. As the grande dame of the restaurant world, Paris could be forgiven for not caring about what anyone thinks of...

Versailles dinner date to remember

Versailles dinner date to remember March 3, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Are you a gourmand or do you call yourself a foodie? No matter which language you speak, French cuisine is an international form of communication – spoken in the best kitchens around the world. This is hardly news, but UNESCO made it official last November when it listed French gastronomy as part of...

A Family Picnic in Jardin du Luxembourg

A Family Picnic in Jardin du Luxembourg August 18, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Rue Mouffetard was one of the oldest streets in the city and was a major thoroughfare during Roman times. You and any accompanying gladiators are on a mission to collect supplies for a picnic in the Luxembourg gardens. Like many food shops in Paris, please note that the markets are closed on Mondays....

Authentic French Food without Breaking the Bank

July 26, 2010 | Food | Read More
Let’s face it: there’s a ridiculous amount of good food to be eaten in Paris. Unfortunately, a lot of it is very expensive since Michelin-starred chefs know that people will pay to eat their food. Don’t worry, though — as long as you know where to go, you can get some delicious,...

Parisian culinary heaven comes in affordable, falafel form

Parisian culinary heaven comes in affordable, falafel form June 10, 2010 | Food | Read More
Image: Paris by Mouth Imagine a pocket of carbohydrate goodness in your hand. Picture that the pocket has been filled to the brim with tastes and ingredients so varied and complex – fried, fresh, creamy, crunchy, bitter, and sweet – that every bite is a flavor explosion of confusion and joy....

How to Eat like a Local in Paris

How to Eat like a Local in Paris April 24, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
There are few places in the world that have a gastronomic culture as strong as France’s, and the French take their food very seriously. Anyone should be excited to get to visit Paris and try the culinary delicacies available there but if you want to fit in with the locals there are a few dining...
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