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Maroccan cusine in Paris

Maroccan cusine in Paris

Maroccan cusine in Paris

Maroccan is one of those few non-French cuisines which have really fluorished in Paris and in France generally. No surprise why- good couscous can be a real joy… Le Timgad (21, Rue Brunel,75017) is one of the best Maroccan in Paris. Couscous and tagines are fine and the dramatic…

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Dec '06
I cook risotto with black truffles

I cook risotto with black truffles

I cook risotto with black truffles

Risotto with black truffles is a very simple and a royal dish at the same time where plain risotto marries perfectly with intensive flavour of truffles. It is also very easy to make. In fact, my biggest work was to go to “Maison de la Truffe” (19 places de la…

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Nov '06
Sormani – it’s all about truffles

Sormani – it’s all about truffles

Sormani – it’s all about truffles

Sormani (4, Rue du General-Lanrezac, 75017) is one of the best Italian in Paris (if not the best) and a living proof that Italian cooking simplicity and French cuisine sophistication can cohabitate. Also, Sormani is all about truffles like, for example, “lasagne a la truffe noire et au foie gras”…

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Nov '06
The “reportage” from Pierre Herme

The “reportage” from Pierre Herme

The “reportage” from Pierre Herme

The Pierre Herme’s fetish of the moment is nothing else but… vanilla… “J’aime la vanille pour la pureté de son goût!”,-writes Herme about his “Infiniment Vanille” pastry line. (Only available from 14th to 26th of November). And indeed, vanilla has been banalized and industrialized by all these giant companies who…

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Nov '06
Ladurée

Ladurée

Ladurée

Nowhere in the world, you can have better cakes than in France… I love cakes and the French “pâtisserie” is something of another level… What is amazing, that at least in Paris, you can buy a fantastic cake from a “boulangerie” on almost every corner! And then there are these…

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Nov '06
Guess : wood or cake?

Guess : wood or cake?

Guess : wood or cake?

“La buche de Noel” by Philippe Starck and Lenotre pastry chefs. I bet it doesn’t taste like wood!

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Nov '06
Magnolia Cupcakes

Magnolia Cupcakes

Magnolia Cupcakes

To be honest, I have always had “something personal” against cupcakes. For me, a cupcake is rather a boring dessert that is made of dry cake and “too sweet”, even vulgar frosting. And, frankly, I have passed by the Magnolia bakery (401 Bleecker Street (cross street: 11th street)) dozens of…

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Nov '06
The nonsense of  Del Posto

The nonsense of Del Posto

The nonsense of Del Posto

Del Posto , the new celebrity chef’s Mario Batali venture that was rewarded with two Michelin stars as soon as it opened its doors, is simply.. absurd. The sloppy, badly trained service (one guy didn’t even understand what we were saying… his English was so bad…), the “factory” ambience and,…

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Nov '06
Nobu

Nobu

Nobu

Some of my favourite dishes in Nobu. The menus are similar in all the Nobu locations, but I like the one on 57th street (NY) because of its ambience.

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Nov '06
Nello’s, New York

Nello’s, New York

Nello’s, New York

Nello’s (696 Madison avenue ,@62 street) – so chic, so Upper Eastside and so beloved by the celebrities and… “ageless” elderly… Without question,this pretentious Upper Eastside Italian is overrated, overpriced and overcrowded… In Nello’s simple pasta (very mediocre) can go for more than $40, the service is horrible and the…

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Nov '06