Author Archives: edjscpo

Marks & Snobs

Picture two old, stooping ladies, all furred-up, subtly but aggressively pushing each other’s metal basket in order to reach what’s on the shelf in front of them. They stretch their arms, their face tense with anger, sweat beads rolling down

Marks & Snobs

Picture two old, stooping ladies, all furred-up, subtly but aggressively pushing each other’s metal basket in order to reach what’s on the shelf in front of them. They stretch their arms, their face tense with anger, sweat beads rolling down

Bringing Organic Produce to Paris

In the courtyard of 56 rue des Saints Pères, a building dating back from 1772 which now houses Sciences Po Paris classrooms, surrounded by fashion houses that dominate the world of haute couture, a very small organic market is taking

Bringing Organic Produce to Paris

In the courtyard of 56 rue des Saints Pères, a building dating back from 1772 which now houses Sciences Po Paris classrooms, surrounded by fashion houses that dominate the world of haute couture, a very small organic market is taking

Butterflies in your Stomach…Literally.

They hide under your beds, they crawl in your gardens, they sting you during the summer. And soon they will lie in your plates, ready to be savored : cockroaches, grasshoppers, bees and spiders. Edible insects. Feeling itchy ? You

Butterflies in your Stomach…Literally.

They hide under your beds, they crawl in your gardens, they sting you during the summer. And soon they will lie in your plates, ready to be savored : cockroaches, grasshoppers, bees and spiders. Edible insects. Feeling itchy ? You

South Asian Migrants Man the Kitchens of Paris but Go Unnoticed

Short, balding but energetic, a middle-aged Sri Lankan stands behind the small counter of Ambal Alimentation Générale, a grocery store in the Indian quarter of Paris that sells imported South Asian foods and spices, and greets each customer as though they have

South Asian Migrants Man the Kitchens of Paris but Go Unnoticed

Short, balding but energetic, a middle-aged Sri Lankan stands behind the small counter of Ambal Alimentation Générale, a grocery store in the Indian quarter of Paris that sells imported South Asian foods and spices, and greets each customer as though they have

In Concrete Jungle, A Vineyard Thrives

The Clos de Chantecoq is a tiny Île-de-France vineyard with seven hundred grape heads split evenly between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two classic vintages from the Champagne and Bourgogne regions of France. The one hundred square meter vineyard has a

In Concrete Jungle, A Vineyard Thrives

The Clos de Chantecoq is a tiny Île-de-France vineyard with seven hundred grape heads split evenly between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two classic vintages from the Champagne and Bourgogne regions of France. The one hundred square meter vineyard has a

Food Photography is an Art

You believed that styling and taking pictures of food was an unproductive job practiced by con artists and zonked publicists, whose main goal in life is to lure housewives into buying junk food they cannot afford? Think twice.    

Food Photography is an Art

You believed that styling and taking pictures of food was an unproductive job practiced by con artists and zonked publicists, whose main goal in life is to lure housewives into buying junk food they cannot afford? Think twice.    

For Japanese Student Turned Baker, Paris Is the Mecca of Bread

On a pre-dawn Paris morning, Takashi Suzuki appears in a cloud of powder from behind a shelf of croissants. Leading the way to a basement kitchen, he skates across the flour-slick floor to answer the oven’s wail. He pulls a

For Japanese Student Turned Baker, Paris Is the Mecca of Bread

On a pre-dawn Paris morning, Takashi Suzuki appears in a cloud of powder from behind a shelf of croissants. Leading the way to a basement kitchen, he skates across the flour-slick floor to answer the oven’s wail. He pulls a