April 2005 archives

A friend of mine, another David L (who also worked at Chez Panisse with me and is now a chef in Switzerland) comes to visit me often, and it’s one of the few times I let someone else into my tiny kitchen. He’s a terrific cook, and perhaps the only person who is more picky about the way things should be in a kitchen than…

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It’s finally up, my new blog. (Actually I’ve been blogging before it was cool, beginning in ’99) but new software is making this much easier, or so I’ve been told. We’ve been working months on getting things ready with a vivid new design. You’ll find lots of new postings, sometimes daily, mostly about things I’m finding to eat, recipes, places I visit, and more. There’s…

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There are plenty of clichés about Paris in the springtime that are true. But what I really am happy to see are the return of the radishes. I love radishes, and by the looks of things, so do Parisians… Wow! I can’t get enough of them and I always get two bunches, since I eat one right away, dipping each crisp, spicy radish in a…

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One of my favorite bread bakeries in Paris is L’Autre Boulange. Located a short walk from the Marché d’Aligre, the bakery features a lovely selection of wood-fired breads, and others with Nordic roots. The baguettes are also excellent, as are the rustic French pastries. L’Autre Boulange 43, rue de Montreuil (11th) and 12, place de la Nation (12th) Note that the bakery on the rue de…

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