Continental Linkin’

Required reading from Mort Rosenblum: A New France, Sixth Republic—or Sarkostan?

Let’s all wish Chef Grant Achatz well, and a speedy and successful recovery.

Don’t tell me anyone actually likes the pigeons in Paris?

No danger of a chocolate meltdown where you live?
Stock up for your fix at Chocosphere in the US, and Seventy Percent, in the UK.

…and where you’ll find others like you.

…and where you’ll find others like me.

Opening this was really an Oh My God! moment.

No, the customer isn’t always right…and I agree.

The new, hot and very steamy Neapolitan in my life.

Wish I knew this in June: How to travel the world with ten pounds, or less.

Some new & inspired scoops.
(Warning: Yet another bad picture of me. What is up with that? I’m going to start asking for pre-publication approval. Honestly….)

Remember métro hands?
Well, get ready for Vélib’ hands.

Did you miss the last batch of Madame Prigent’s outstanding French honey? La Campanella has them in stock again.
(Tip: Try the dark, rich miel de bourdaine, made from black alder. Boy, is that good…)

And Americans ask me if I’m afraid of French dentists?

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  • Katie K
    July 28, 2007 3:23pm

    I don’t think the Mort report was so profound. Check out BHL for something more thought provoking:

    NYTimes Link Here

  • July 28, 2007 5:15pm

    You can’t possibly consider the photos I took of you as bad, do you?!

  • July 29, 2007 9:19am

    Katie K: I did read that article as well and found it very interesting, from a slightly different perspective.

    Thanks for the link. (It’s difficult to link to since their links expire quickly, then require membership.)

    brian: I loved your photos (well, there is that one where I look miffed…) and story. I tried to email you back and my messages keep getting bounced back.

    I want you to be my official photographer. Will you trade ice cream and chocolate?

  • Emilie
    July 29, 2007 6:49pm

    Oh my! I hadn’t heard that about Chef Grant Achatz. I hope he gets well soon.

  • Katie K
    July 30, 2007 8:15am

    Thanks for making the tidy NYT link to my comment. Generally speaking their book reviews stay accessible and free, as is this one.

  • July 30, 2007 10:58pm

    Darn it David, when I read “travel the world with ten pounds or less” I thought you/he meant the currency, not the weight. Now I’m all disappointed ;)

  • July 31, 2007 11:54am

    I felt like I was reading news headlines. I like this style of linkage!