Alain Passard’s Vegetable Garden Party

by Paige Donner (All photos © 2019) Ever wondered what the (not ‘a’, but ‘the’) famous French chef’s vegetable gardens look like? You know the chef I mean, the one whose 3-Michelin starred Parisian all-vegetable restaurant became world-famous precisely because … Continue reading

Alice Waters – L’Art de la Cuisine Simple

West Coast USA’s culinary ambassador of slow food never went to a cooking school. Instead, Alice Waters taught herself by doing, by watching and by absorbing. Her sojourns in France, namely in Nantes and en Provence, were also great leaps … Continue reading

Season 5 Paris GOODfood+wine Cuisine Mode d’Emplois Episode 39 by Paige Donner

by Paige Donner   When Life Kicks You To The Curb, Make Jumbalaya!  Recidivism, Incarceration & Cooking The season five Kick-off of Paris GOOD food+wine is all about a very particular recipe for cooking Jumbalaya. And its principal inspiration is … Continue reading

Parisian Eating Habits – In Numbers

by Paige Donner Ever wondered how Parisians really eat?  A recent study released by the Mayor’s office of Paris breaks it down by the numbers. Here are some interesting stats to chew on. (Sorry! couldn’t resist that one…) 13,800 Restaurants … Continue reading

Election Cake – A Cake With A History, A Past And A Delicious Future!

For those of us throwing parties this weekend and into Tuesday for America’s bumfuzzling ’16 Presidential Election, this recipe, lifted off the New England Today food page, ought to set your course straight back to hearth and home (after stopping … Continue reading

White Strawberries – the Originals

by Paige Donner La Freizh, La Freizh!! A young, impassioned wild strawberry producer – gariguette in French – named Julien Héliès has launched a limited production of White Strawberries. Did you know strawberries were originally WHITE?! You might not have … Continue reading

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, It’s A Wonderful Life

by Paige Donner Few things say Winter Holidays like the appetizing aroma of roasting chestnuts on an open fire. I remember, several years ago now, as I walked into the Tuileries from the Place de la Concorde entrance, buying a … Continue reading

FishPhone

This is  brilliant! It works from U.S. phones. Just text and insto-Presto you get your answer back as to whether your sushi is sustainable…or not.  

FishPhone

Read on… (from their website) FishPhone instantly puts Blue Ocean’s sustainable seafood information right at your fingertips, giving you access to all of our seafood information from your mobile phone. Continue reading

GMO Labeling Initiative Heading to California Ballot!

Hi LA friends, I wanted to let you know about this event taking place in LA next week to celebrate the good news that Californians will get to decide in November whether we have the right to know if the food we eat is made with genetically engineered ingredients. Continue reading

Paris Gets Food Truck Fever

by Paige Donner

Paris, the ultimate city of foodies, is, as I write this, gripped with Food Truck Fever.

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Yes, believe it! In exemplary fashion of how it takes several months to a few years for trends to cross the Atlantic (and it goes both ways!)… Since December, when Paris got its first Food Truck, aptly named Le Camion Qui Fume (transl. “The Smoking Truck,”) to now, mid-April when Paris can boast its second Food Truck as of April 1st – Cantine California – to feed the fevered frenzy for French Fries, we can now confidently say that food trucks have firmly taken hold of the Parisian Foodie Scene. Continue reading