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Dots’ Delicatessen: The Best French Food Is At My Neighborhood Butcher Shop

Fremont’s Dot’s Delicatessen is the place to be when you want to get your hands on French fare favorites such as Pot-au-feu (a French stew Dot’s serves in a brightly colored individual-sized le creusets), Epoisses fondue, steak frites, and a proper charcuterie plate. Named after owner Miles James’ grandmother, James’ foray into starting his own […]

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Is The Roast Chicken Supreme Meal At Le Coq Rico Worth 96 Euro?

Ah, Paris and Tokyo, two of my favorite eating cities in the world. My buddy Alex, who is living the expat life in London, recently popped over to Paris on a pilgrimage to seek out the best roast chicken. Now, the joy of a bird should not be understated. French chef, author, and TV personality […]

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Paris Craigslist: Seeking a Job as a Paris Pastry Nibbler

It would be a full time job, visiting and documenting all of the pastry shops in Paris.  And I am just the person to do it, so if you know anyone who is hiring, let me know. In the meantime, here is a recap of the two bakeries I frequented the most on my last […]

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Best of: Paris Chocolate

People always ask me, “Who is the best chocolatier in Paris?”  That is like asking a tree hugger if they would rather save a Japanese maple or a Magnolia tree.  But I like playing favorites so here are my top two cacao picks: Jacques Genin – If you poll Parisians about their favorite chocolatier, most […]

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Parlez Vous Burgers?

The Truck: The emerging food truck scene in Paris, led by Le Camion Que Fume and Cantine California. The Fare: American burgers, fries, and tacos. The Stops: Two American food trucks in Paris are dispelling longstanding stereotypes that the French abhor the following: Fast food, Eating with their hands, and All things un-French. Le Camion Que Fume (not to be confused […]

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Paris travel: Sardines and Alec Lobrano overtake chocolate

Seems non-intuitive (and sac-religious) to say the most memorable part of today’s first official chocolate segment of my food adventure with David Lebovitz was not the chocolate.  It is hard to narrow down favorites -  Between the private chocolate tasting at the  luxurious (albeit slightly corporate feeling) Maison du Chocolat, where they get their boxes […]

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Paris Enlightenment

I have one entire day to myself before the official start of my chocolate and gastronomy adventure with David Lebovitz and venture to skip the touristy spots so I can attempt to blend in as a local. It turns out I would have blended in better if I streaked the Eiffel Tower’s Observation Deck. Two […]

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Travel: The Swiss keep giving me presents

The food adventure with David Lebovitz continues in Lausanne, Switzerland after a 3 hour train ride from Paris:  Fondue + kirsch (apparently the two go hand-in-hand), AOC mountain cheese, and of course, chocolate.  Breathing in fresh mountain air and enjoying 70 degree weather in a part of Switzerland known for its laid back Santa Cruz-esque lifestyle […]

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Paris trip: I like the way Parisian men roll

I snapped this picture of a Parisian dude heading to work during rush hour.  Not only is he sportin’ a suit while speeding along on his bike, but he is on a public bike rental with perfectly situated hair and appears sweat-free. FINALLY, something affordable in Paris – the city-sponsored Vélib’ self service bike system.  We are talking ~1 euro […]

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Out of office reply: I am currently out of the office as I am stuffing my face in Paris

  Chocolate from Patrick Roger’s store in Paris, known for its exquisite chocolate displays. I am embarking on a one week chocolate and  gastronomy adventure (sold out!) with prominent food blogger David Lebovitz and nine other food enthusiasts.   We will be spending our days visiting chocolate labs, cheese ripening caves and pastry kitchens while dining in […]

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