Flawless Mellerio

Greetings! When in Paris, I hardly ever NOT go to Place Vendôme, considered the most luxurious square in the world : it is an octagonal square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris located between Opéra and the Tuileries. Fun historical fact : Place Vendôme’s shape was artificially built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart who erected pedimented screens. …

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Road to Zanzibar – Part 1

  Victor Schertzinger’s Road to Zanzibar (1941) is a 90-minute spoof in a “jungle and safari” genre, completely unpolitically correct. Of course, it conveys a really weird and inaccurate idea of Zanzibar, which is not at all like what you see in the film. Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania, albeit semi autonomous. It is …

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Easy homemade Ratatouille

I absolutely love Ratatouille. And I have watched the movies a zillion times with my bestie’s girls. Whenever I watch this cartoon, I want to cook a ratatouille as delicious and as beautiful. Anyway, here is my home-cooked everyday ratatouille. Despite my obvious enthusiasm and my previous efforts at the Agneau à la cuillère, the Bar en …

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