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March Favorites

Stamps

A few of my favorite finds and reads for March:

~ Interested in community composting in Paris? The mairie can help.

~ French stamps with illustrated idioms (more French idioms).

~ The Washington Post’s food editor comes out as a vegetarian.

~ The Scared is scared, a video made according to a six-year-old storyteller’s specs (warning: this will make your day).

~ Paris restaurants cooking local ingredients can now get a special label.

~ I gave tips on French restaurants for the Weight Watchers website.

~ How writers can prepare for the rise in using mobile phones to read websites and blogs. (Note: Chocolate & Zucchini is available in a mobile-friendly version.)

~ This year’s skiing season in Montmartre.

~ Economics professor finds a strong link between optimism and how many fruits and vegetables one consumes.

~ Sheep to help keep Paris lawns tidy.

~ The Helsinki bus station theory for creative careers.

~ Impressive: how Cassie Johnston preps food for the week.

What about you, any recent find you’d like to share ?

February Favorites

Baguette Table
“Baguette table” by Studio Rygalik, photography by Nick Albert.

A few of my favorite finds and reads for February:

~ Can you eat well and vegetarian? asks Lucile Escourrou in Le Figaro Madame (in French).

~ Pulled sugar? No, frost flowers!

~ The Dijon library has a digitized collection of 9000+ menus dating back to 1810.

~ How to ask for help (and get an answer).

~ An example of the weekly menus served at my son’s daycare center.

~ An inspiring chocolate shavings/ricotta/honey/maldon salt pizza in this story.

~ Lovely little lies.

~ A sourdough hotel in Stockholm.

~ Horse beef lasagna, a recipe (in French).

~ No more wasted stale bread with this baguette table.

~ 37 people who are worse at cooking than you.

~ A new delivery service that gets cakes and chocolates from some of the best Paris artisans to your door.

~ Lost in the sea of food boxes, wine boxes, and everything-under-the-sun boxes? Toutes les box posts descriptions and reviews (in French).

~ Microscopic pictures of food by photographer Caren Alpert.

What about you, any recent find you’d like to share ?

January Favorites

Honey Hunter

Honey jars from Russia, featured on Buzzfeed via Lovely Package.

A few of my favorite finds and reads for January:

~ What’s on the menu? The New York Public Library’s collection of digitized restaurant menus.

~ Some of the coolest food packaging designs of 2012.

~ The unpalatable truth about quinoa, and Tom Philpott’s follow-up post.

~ 50 life hacks to simplify your world.

~ Why do health articles so often get it wrong?

~ The Havas Paris ad agency’s stupendous Happy New Year video — a must-watch for Paris lovers.

~ Tips on learning to cook in France.

~ Comfort food, redefined by Tamar Adler.

How about you, any recent find you’d like to share ?

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