Holy Merde!

When my internet service went down a few months ago, I telephoned the company to arrange an appointment for the repair. After three long weeks, service was restored. Then this came with my phone bill: In France you get charged to speak to someone in ‘customer service’, at 35 centimes per minute. Let’s say you’re on hold for 30 minutes. You get a bill for…

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Ode To A Powerball™ By David Lebovitz I think that I shall never see, A Powerball™ as lovely as ici. The rosy ball ensures success Against my dishes, which entered a mess. Inside the dishwasher, so full it is scary, But I just press the button! Could I be more merry? A sudsy froth, I’m sure it will yield, Behind the closed door, its fate…

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Oy!

To see something very sad, click here. Yes. It finally happened. (As seen in The Food Section)

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I had an Epiphany this weekend… 140 140, rue de Belleville M: Jourdain

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Dada

Today was the final day of the exhibition simply titled Dada at the Centre Pompidou. Paris is a city that doesn’t really embrace modern art. I mean, when your history is thousands of years old, the last 100 years are nothing but a ripple. But the Pompidou Center proudly holds it’s place in the center of the spiral of Paris, the famous inside-out building which…

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Sandra Purins is the lucky winner of an autographed copy of The Great Book of Chocolate. The Menu For Hope II raffle raised over $17,000 for UNICEF to aid the people of Pakistan. Big thanks to the many generous people, like Sandra, who contributed in our effort. I’m thrilled to be able to take you (wherever you are!) to my favorite ice cream place in…

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Yes, that’s a few slices of my pain aux ceriales from Le Grenier à Pain paired with some delightful cheeses that I discovered when visiting one of my absolute favorite fromagers here in Paris this morning. Disclaimer: I confess to a secret and unfulfilled ambition. Except for working outside in the icy-cold winter and freezing my bourse off, getting up at a godawful hour, and…

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News Flash! This blog has been named one of the Top 10 Food Blogs Good Enough To Eat by About.com, a division of The New York Times.

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One of the great things to do in Paris is to wander. I’ll often catch a film, search for a monument, of just mètro to a far-off neighborhood…then walk. The 13th arrondissement of Paris is a real cross-cultural quartier. Part of it is the quartier Chinois, where there’s huge and small shops selling exotic Asian fruits and vegetables, as well as unidentifiable cuts of meat…

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