So I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and make the No-Knead Bread. Except French flour is different than American flour. Dramatically. Consequently my first batch turned into No-Knead Flatbread…. But I’m not quitting yet… To be continued… (Continued 12/11/06: Batch #2 came out like #1. You can see Batch #3 of No-Knead Bread here, made with lots of grains and seeds. It tasted great,…

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Here’s a list of 10 books, in no particular order, that I’ve enjoyed this year. Since I don’t have easy access to English-language books, I chose mine carefully. Although I usually like to read books about food, I got a bit literate and discovered few books about Paris that were truly enlightening…which is really saying something for someone that hasn’t lifted the lid on a…

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Although most of the comments and messages I get are friendly and kind, a few do slip through that are less-than-complimentary. A majority of them illuminate the errors of my ways by pointing out the faults in my cross-cultural observations. So I was delighted when I found Socio-Site Scan v1.01, some brand-new software which allows me to simply input all my blog entries, and tells…

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At last count, there are 1263 bakeries in Paris. On just about every street, there’s at least one, if not two, or even three bakeries. Some of them are very good, a few are perhaps not so fabulous, and several are excellent. Parisians eat a lot of bread, far more than their American counterparts. Visitors often wonder, “How come we don’t have bakeries like this…

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Paris Blogs

Last night, celebrating my good health, I took advantage of an invitation I received to meet the Paris Bloggers. Unlike the Paris Food Bloggers, my friends who are a fine, upstanding bunch of citizens, the Paris Bloggers are a wanton, hedonistic tribe who didn’t have a clue who I was. So they tried to ply me with Cosmopolitans anyways in hopes of getting a picture…

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Just to let you know in advance that this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tells you what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers, like how to make a delicious Turkey Tetrazzini. And by now it’s too late anyways. If you have any leftovers, they’re probably toxic and I would toss them away right now. I don’t want you ending up in…

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‘Tis

‘Tis The Season Again For Xmas in Frisco ‘Tis the absolute best thing about this time of year, the annual return of Xmas in Frisko. (Warning: Not for the easily offended.) New Mailing List The new mailing list ’tis up-and-running, thanks to all your feedback. If you’re not on the list, you’re a loser. Sign up to the right, in the sidebar, and be a…

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Here on the site, we talk about food. A lot. Especially when it comes to Chocolate Rum Cake. But seriously, I was fortunate to be born in a country with lots of food. And living in Paris, I’m doubly-lucky and there’s plenty around for me to eat whenever I want. And believe me, I do. Unfortunately that’s a priviledge that I take for granted. Like…

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I had planned to write up my post-Thanksgiving report, but I decided to wait until the smoke cleared before I tell ‘The Tale’ of what really happened that night…which involved a high-speed car chase through Paris, a few hypodermic needles, and a couple of user-unfriendly hors. In the meantime, I thought I’d write a bit about what’s been baking around here, which I assure you…

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