Restaurant Reviews

Paris Pastry Shops

I’m the kind of person who always needs a goal. I can’t go aimlessly for a walk, or get out of bed without first thinking up some sort of morning project. Sébastien would claim this is part cultural. “Breakfast in France is simple,” he said the other day as I carried a crate-full of food to the table. […]

A New Look

The Tomato Knife’s taken on a whole new look. Revamping my blog has been one of my pre-occupations as of late. Considering I only seem to find time in random spurts, it’s taken me too long to get it looking the way I want. Bear with me as I continue tweaking here and there, and let […]

Where to Eat in Paris

There are so many special places to dine in Paris, and I’ve finally gotten around to updating my list of favorite French restaurants.  We recently went walking around Montmartre and passed by some places where we’d eaten in the past. Sadly, the café had been replaced by a chain coffee shop (I don’t think I […]

Café Pinson (Restaurant Review)

This post is for the Australian part of my family, who will be rest assured that they’ll be able to eat yummy gluten-free fare when they come to Paris. When you think French cuisine, you probably picture three important ingredients: butter, white flour and meat or fish. While I’m the first to jump on a […]

If I Had to Choose…

This post is for a friend of a friend, and anyone else visiting Paris with an empty tummy. It seems that everyone comes through here at some point or another. When it isn’t friends, it’s friends of friends and, thus, I’m often asked for suggestions. Do I love giving them! After living in France for […]

How to Become a Tea Drinker

I have to be honest; I’m a new tea drinker. That doesn’t mean I never drank tea, and appreciated it, in the past – quite the contrary. When I was little, my favorite before-bed drink was Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime. I liked the picture of the sleeping bear on the box and was convinced it made […]