Grom: Best Gelato in Paris

I’ll keep this simple:GROM. Best gelato in Paris. Natural. Organic. Taste the ingredients, not the sugar. Two scoops: espresso and salted butter caramel with a dollop of fresh (real, real) whipped cream. 81, rue de Seine (at Odéon). Go there. And check out the inspiration: Slow Food Movement to justify eating more Grom.

No Stress Vegetable Soup (Recipe)

I’ve been shunning exact measurements recently. With all that’s going on in the world, I seem to find refuge in the simple flow of following ingredients into their recipe – I say “their recipe” because I’ve just been letting them take over. Maybe this is a bit off the wall, but I almost feel like […]

Homemade Mayonnaise (Recipe)

Why buy mayonnaise when you can make it? Yesterday, at lunchtime, I wanted to make an inside out (or outside in) tuna melt (like a grilled-cheese sandwich, but with tuna). Dilemma: I didn’t have any mayonnaise – and as most of us would agree, tuna simply needs mayonnaise. I knew the closest grocer didn’t carry […]

Upstairs at Duroc Issue 12

The latest edition of the Paris-based literary review, Upstairs at Duroc, is out and ready to be read! Why am I so excited? Under the shiny green and white cover, lies my first ever piece of published fiction! Issue 12 includes poetry, prose and photography from a varied group of international writers. If you like […]

Eating “Cru” in Paris (Restaurant Review)

A little over a year ago, I ate a delicious “raw thai” soup at a Santa Fe café/restaurant called Body. It was a thick cold soup with two of my favorite ingredients: coconut milk and avocado. What impressed me even more about this soup is that it was completely raw. Since then I’ve been intrigued […]

The Widow Clicquot

Last night I went to a captivating reading at the American Library here in Paris. Tilar J. Mazzeo was presenting her New York Times Bestseller The Widow Clicquot. Many of us know of “Veuve Clicquot” champagne, but we don’t know anything about the woman behind the name. I have to admit that I had once […]