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A year in a French market: Summer

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Savory zucchini, mint + goat cheese cake

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The other day I had some friends over for a drink. Normally, I’d unscrew the top off a bottle of white, rip open a bag of potato chips and call it a day ;) But these weren’t just any friends — they were food bloggers. I wanted to go the extra mile. A couple of weeks […]

Farmer’s market pasta

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

In theory, I love the Farmer’s Market — all that bright, locally grown fruit and veg, bursting with peak ripeness… ooooh shopping there makes me feel so virtuous. In practice, however, the Farmer’s Market kind of stresses me out. I never make a list or meal-plan before I go, because that seems to defeat the […]


Monday, August 10th, 2015

I’m a big believer in traveling via food — fork traveling? — so when my lovely friend Kristin Espinasse posted a photo of a delectable-looking dish of braised meat and summer vegetables, I ran to the market so I could recreate it myself. She called it “ratatouillaise” and it’s a hybrid of that quintessentially summer […]

Rustic tomato tart

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The other day I did The Right Thing, visited my local Greenmarket, and bought a couple of tomatoes. Heirlooms being heirlooms, and New York being New York, they set me back about $8—so I really wanted to use them in a special way. For a few days, they sat on the kitchen counter, growing dangerously sloppy and […]

Stir-fried tomatoes and scrambled eggs

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Last week, I went to Chinatown for the first time in years and when I turned onto Mott Street, I barely recognized it. There were single-source coffee shops and brunch-menu bistros. Nail salons. Vintage clothing boutiques. A few blocks further, I spotted some familiar sights: bins of dried shrimp and mushrooms spilling onto the street, tanks […]

Zucchini pancakes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

As I type this, a storm is turning the sky ash grey and wild, with bursts of thunder echoing across the canyons of midtown Manhattan, and flashes of lightening flickering along the East River like a dying fluorescent bulb. Rain is beading on the windows, sheeting across the tiled floor of the neighbor’s roof deck. My […]

Carte postale: To market, to market

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I’m still exploring my new neighborhood. But on my way to the twice-weekly outdoor market at Pont de l’Alma, I discovered this view. Pas mal, hein?

A little pasta

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Ever since I moved to Paris four years ago, I’d been dreading one day — the day the movers would come to pack up our belongings, the day we would have to leave our rambling Parisian apartment. That day came on Monday. Hello from our new apartment. Hello from The Other Side. I don’t want to […]

Provence and the Basses-Alpes

Monday, August 29th, 2011

   Bonjour, mes amis! We got back from our vacation a few days ago and I’m still glowing from the Provence sun and scratching my mosquito bites. It was a bright and busy two weeks, filled with lovely friends, delicious food (including homemade melon ice cream — yum!), and a couple of road trips in […]

Summer holidays

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It has been my favorite kind of summer this year in Paris — cool and grey and drizzly with flashes of warmth and bright sun. Even though I love it (I know, I’m weird) I’m ready for a blast of dry heat, lazy afternoons by the pool, and the juice of a nectarine trickling down […]

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