Category Archives: Culinary Adventures

A Taste Of Paris At The Grand Palais

I had never attended the Taste of Paris before, but thanks to very kind and generous friends who insisted on treating me and my daughter Aimée to this wonderful  event, I went last Sunday at the gorgeous Grand Palais. It doesn’t take much to tempt me to go to any food related event in Paris,… Read More »

Saint Mary Magdalene And The Navettes Of Chandeleur

Just when I have savoured the very last crumb of those buttery galettes that I love, I start thinking about the Saint Mary Magdalene inspired navettes and crepes to celebrate the Festival of Lights on February 2nd, called Chandeleur. The name comes from the word in French for candlelight; aux chandelles. The majority of the… Read More »

Scallops and Spas On A Frigid Sunday

January has had the most bone chilling bitter cold that I can remember since living in Paris.  With a knee injury,  I have not been sailing around this gorgeous city like I am use to. Having already missed an important march Saturday, I was determined to get up to Montmartre for the scallop festival and… Read More »

A Cook’s Dream Corner In Paris

My first passion is being a therapist, which has always brought me much fulfillment and joy in helping others, but my other passion is gastronomy and cooking! To those of you who know me or my regular readers, this is no surprise, given the culinary  and wine posts sprinkled throughout. There is a sort of… Read More »

Famous Chefs Market And Drinking Operettas

I absolutely adore going to the many outdoor markets here to pick out my fruits, vegetables and seafood.  They are all a dazzling feast for my eyes and the smells of roasting chickens, simmering paellas, tartiflettes, etc  offer enticing bouquets that titillate my nose as walk down the aisles. This one had famous chef’s farmers… Read More »

Foie Gras And Magrets At Palais Royal

Saturday was one of those absolutely perfect warm autumn days in Paris.  As soon as I hit the lovely Palais Royal gardens, the heavenly odor of foie gras sizzling in a pan perfumed the air. Les Toques du Canard was well in process celebrating the famous foie gras ducks of the Landes region in southwest… Read More »