What better way to welcome in the New Year “French style” than to talk semantics, symmetry — and cookies! In this case it’s the mistaken identity of macaron vs macaroon. How much confusion one letter can create! But there’s more than a round vowel that separates the French macaron – a delicate, pastel colored meringue … Continue reading “O” what a cookie (and Happy New Year)!
It seems frivolous to talk about Christmas cake when France, and Paris in particular, are being rent by riots and mayhem. (Though cake and revolution do seem to have a precedent in France …We know the consequences when one French queen suggested “Let them eat cake” …) Seeing the videos of Paris burning and bricks … Continue reading War and Peace … and bûche de Noël
It’s Saturday night in Paris right now – they’re six hours ahead over there. And if you’re like me when I visited, you’re considering the options for an evening out. It might be a jazz club, a moonlight boat ride on the Seine, a leisurely late evening meal or just a meander through your neighborhood, … Continue reading Saturday night follies
All bread is not created equally… Some would argue that it is the baguette and not the Eiffel Tower that defines Paris. I think I agree … Nothing compliments a meal like a crusty baguette, that long caramel colored loaf of pure nirvana …. just as nothing begins the day, makes the morning special, like … Continue reading In praise of a baguette … Crusty, crumbly and cuddly
… to the dream, to the richness of Paris. To borrow a line from Shakespeare’s tribute to Cleopatra … Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale, her infinite variety… That’s Paris … a gift that keeps on giving. Because as Mae West said, Too much of a good thing can be wonderful ! Soooooooooo …. … Continue reading “Home” is not the end
There is one less star to light the Parisian sky tonight and one less song to fill the air … Charles Aznavour, singer, actor, songwriter and French legend, passed away on Monday at the age of 94. The evening Paris learned of his death, the Eiffel tower was lit in gold in his honor. And Friday … Continue reading Formidable …