Gastronomic countryside excursion

Hidden Gastronomy It’s far from everywhere, a place that requires a car, a map, and a couple of hours to get to from the nearest major airport (my apologies to Carcassonne, but your airport… not so much). It’s in a tiny village called Fontjoncouse, which is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the southwest of France. …

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January 2014 Obsessions

Bonjour! January came to an end. What were my obsessions last month?   N°1 obsession : la truffe noire, from December until March. At home or in restaurants this January,  I have eaten truffles with eggs, with scallops, with pasta and with potatoes. I have until March to try it with cheese and with meat. …

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In Lust with Mikimoto

Bonjour! Today’s Tuesday Random is about jewelry. Again. I can’t help myself. One of my all-time favorite shops on Place Vendôme is the exquisite Japanese jeweler Mikimoto. This specific shop on Place Vendôme opened in 1986 but Mikimoto opened its first shop in 1899 in Ginza, Tokyo. Since then, it is best known for providing jewelry worn …

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