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One of the great places for lunch in Paris is Cuisine au Bar (8, rue du Cherche-Midi), which has been touted as the French version of the sushi bar. The servers are welcoming and generous, and the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) are the most inventive and marvelous in all of Paris. A dedicated friend of mine lunches there every day. I met Pim for lunch, and…

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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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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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