Category Archives: Food and Society

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

Dining and Whining in France

Daniel Vamos Fecher, 25, is out for dinner with his friends at Les P’tites Indécises, a restaurant in Paris, but is spending an extraordinary amount of time in discussion with the waiter. The last to order, the Swedish law student

Dining and Whining in France

Daniel Vamos Fecher, 25, is out for dinner with his friends at Les P’tites Indécises, a restaurant in Paris, but is spending an extraordinary amount of time in discussion with the waiter. The last to order, the Swedish law student

In the kitchen of the Soupe populaire

Soupe Populaire: The Cheapest Feast in Saint Germain des Prés

In the glamorous neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés, not far from the Hermès and Emporio Armani boutiques and next to the Clément Hotel proudly boasting its Michelin starred restaurant, is something you won’t find in the guidebooks: Soupe Populaire,

In the kitchen of the Soupe populaire

Soupe Populaire: The Cheapest Feast in Saint Germain des Prés

In the glamorous neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés, not far from the Hermès and Emporio Armani boutiques and next to the Clément Hotel proudly boasting its Michelin starred restaurant, is something you won’t find in the guidebooks: Soupe Populaire,

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

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.