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Organic Food in Paris and in France

  (This is the first of two posts I wrote for Paris has always been synonymous with luscious outdoor markets bursting with fresh produce, breads, cheese, flowers and local goods from around France. The question of whether something is “organic,” or “bio” as it’s known here, almost never comes up. Often we assume that just because we’re in the land of gastronomic delights, the food we’re buying and eating is organic by nature. Unfortunately, this is not always the […]

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My Favorite Tomato Destinations

This is actually a difficult question as a Tomato dish has more to do with how good the season is, how good the olive oil is and how much the chef is willing to let the fruit shine on it’s own. However, I have come up with a few stellar examples… Bistro Paul Bert in Paris – Recently, I had a perfect tomato salad at this Parisian institution. It was a simple trio of purple, yellow and red tomatoes with […]

My Favorite Salad Destinations

Da Rosa in Paris.  The Salad Nicoise is like a beautiful little puzzle, where all the parts of a standard Nicoise are separated for you to combine as you like. They use fresh Ventresca tuna, baby gem hearts lettuce and seared red peppers.  The salad is undressed and it truly should stay that way. Txikito in NY – I crave this “Cogollos” Salad. Similar to Da Rosa’s Nicoise but in a simple way. Little Gem Hearts sitting on top of […]