Tasting Paris Is Out Today!

TASTING PARIS: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local

Today is a big day for me: my new cookbook TASTING PARIS: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local is hitting bookstore shelves everywhere!

TASTING PARIS is a collection of 100 recipes that reflect the most exciting flavors of my beloved city — a mix of bistro classics, home-style favorites, contemporary creations, and foreign influences that infuse the Paris food scene.

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Tahini and Date Coconut Smoothie

Tahini and Date Coconut Smoothie

Photography by Céline de Cérou.

You know how sometimes, in the morning, you feel you should eat something because it would give you energy, but you’re not actually that hungry? Or maybe you need to get out of the house early, and you would rather have something later, when you get into work, but something un-complicated and un-messy?

These are the very situations when you’ll be glad you’ve befriended this tahini and date coconut smoothie.

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Best of February

Sacré-Coeur in the Snow

• We had snow! In Paris! It was so fun!

Sure, the city and transportation system aren’t really equipped to deal with it so it was chaotic on many levels. But Paris is so gorgeous in the snow that it brings Parisians together, all twinkly-eyed and twelve at heart.

If you’re on Instagram, you can check my account to see two pictures of the Sacré-Coeur on two subsequent days (including the sunny one above) and my “Snowy Paris” Story Highlight.

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21 Days to Get Excited for Paris

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Do you have a trip to Paris planned this year?

I know it can feel overwhelming to organize your time in a city like Paris. With so much to experience, how can you possibly choose? How do you make the most of it all?

As a native Parisian, food writer, and passionate explorer of my city, my goal is to equip you with insider tips and recommendations so you know you have your bases covered, and you can feel relaxed, confident, and excited.

It is the spirit in which I’ve created this FREE and FUN email series called 21 Days to Get Excited for Paris.

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Mushroom Buckwheat Soup

Mushroom Buckwheat Soup

Photos by Céline de Cérou.

The story of this mushroom buckwheat soup starts with a dinner date with Maxence.

With two little boys and rich work lives, we make it a point to book baby-sitters on a regular basis, in order to enjoy an evening just for us grownups. Sometimes we go see a movie (a movie! in an actual movie theater! oh, the thrill!), sometimes we catch up with friends (uninterrupted conversations! swearing allowed!), sometimes we go to a party (an actual party! with music! and dancing! this is too much!), but most of the time, we have dinner just the two of us at a restaurant in our neighborhood, which — lucky for us — is rife with wonderful places.

I get ridiculously excited about those evenings. I think it is one of the many convoluted gifts life hands you along with small children: yes, time for yourself becomes pretty scarce. But when it does come, you drink it up and bathe in it and cherish every drop like it’s the very nectar of the Gods.

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