Posts Tagged: paris

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

French Stick to the French Stick, but the Good One

“Mrs Barillon, is the boss awake?” the saleswoman asks in the bakery’s back shop. It is 10:30 am, and the warm smell of croissants does not disturb Pascal Barillon’s sleep at the second floor of this Montmartre building. The 2011

French Stick to the French Stick, but the Good One

“Mrs Barillon, is the boss awake?” the saleswoman asks in the bakery’s back shop. It is 10:30 am, and the warm smell of croissants does not disturb Pascal Barillon’s sleep at the second floor of this Montmartre building. The 2011

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

May I Talk to the Chef?

Denis Egger worked as a bank employee for over twenty years. A few months ago, he decided to give up banking and to let free rein to his childhood passion: cooking. Now, once a week, he sets up a clandestine

May I Talk to the Chef?

Denis Egger worked as a bank employee for over twenty years. A few months ago, he decided to give up banking and to let free rein to his childhood passion: cooking. Now, once a week, he sets up a clandestine

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

Freeganism: A New Way of Eating

Preparing the ragout 6 pm, next to the Ménilmontant metro station in the North of Paris, on a Sunday in November. It is very cold but they are right there: a dozen people are distributing free food to Parisians. Ragout,

Freeganism: A New Way of Eating

Preparing the ragout 6 pm, next to the Ménilmontant metro station in the North of Paris, on a Sunday in November. It is very cold but they are right there: a dozen people are distributing free food to Parisians. Ragout,