Lemon Lime French Tart

Entertaining, Holiday Food, Paris, Pastry, Sweets

I’ve just been watching actor Richard E. Grant, trawl through several villages in Provence, France, scouring tables at flea markets and antiques shops for little treasures. The show is called Dirty Weekenders in France and throughout he highlights the rustic simplicity of France and how even the most mundane, everyday objects are created with care and…

Big Fernand Presents Burgers Parisienne

Paris, Restaurants, Travel

Another day in Paris, another line of people down the sidewalk waiting for a restaurant to open its doors.  I honestly hadn’t thought it would happen at this one, a place I’d stumbled upon while charging towards the Gyoza Bar.  I don’t know what makes my restaurant radar sit up and start beeping, but it…

Ooh La La! Frenchie – Bar a Vins

Paris, Restaurants, Travel

Standing in line behind a half dozen other Americans waiting for Frenchie’s Wine Bar to open, I glared across the street at the full-fledged Frenchie Restaurant that I had been trying to make a reservation at for literally, months.  Zut alors!  I thought to myself as I watched the staff efficiently set the tables in…

Sally and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (except for Albion)

Paris, Restaurants

I started my day at 6 this morning, jumped on the Eurostar to Paris, dropped my bags at my hotel and then ended up in a dark edit room for seven hours with my friend Manu working on the latest National Geographic programme.  I had forgotten some medicine, an adaptor, my pjs, toothpaste, and the…

Paris in the Springtime

Markets, Paris, Restaurants, Shops

Every visit to Paris makes me simultaneously humbled and exhilarated.  I become absurdly happy at the sight of streams of water running along the street curbs, men wearing scarves with the same aplomb as their female counterparts, mile after mile of wonky rooftops.  However, everything about me feels ungainly while I’m here. My voice is…