The City of Lights, indeed.
The Picasso Museum in Paris was closed for several years for a proper refurbishing.
Over the past 10 years or so, Paris has been invaded by foreign chefs who have set up their own restaurants and have wowed both the locals and tourists alike.
I have been to this organic market several times.
Unlike Aston Martin’s, Range Rover’s or Bentley’s, James Bond isn’t often associated with Triumph cars, though Sean Connery did drive one early in the movie Diamonds are Forever…
Our late Fall trip to Paris was a leisurely one.
It’s nothing more than trimmed rhubarb mixed with some sugar, fresh orange juice, orange zest and fresh vanilla bean (seeds scraped out, pod set aside) swirled over heat until just combined.
Chicken in the “hunter’s style” — In other words, cooked on the spot, possibly in the woods, with whatever game one had been fortunate enough to shoot and kill.
This dish was unexpectedly rich and flavorful.
I thought, “only in Paris would a pastry shop that seemed to sell mostly meringues coated in cream and chocolate shavings exist, let alone thrive”.
Ilex berries are always a burst of holiday cheer!
Parisian florists always have a wonderful selection of blooms, at any time of the year.
Whenever I find phenomenal farm fresh green capsicum or sweet bell peppers, I immediately think I should make some stuffed green peppers…