April 2011

Chocolate. It’s one of the reasons I love to go to Paris, and an art the French do so well. Even simple chocolates are hardly mundane as Parisian chocolatiers have the talent in turning this gift from nature into some of the most complex, mysterious, and delicious creations. As mentioned in my previous post, on this […]

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It’s not hard to have great food experiences in Paris, and one of the fun things I did on my trip were some “Meeting the French” food tours: one for cheese, one for a boulangerie, and one for chocolate (more about the other two in another post). The visits by this company are designed to give […]

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Day 2 in Paris happened to be April Fool’s Day, or “Poisson d’Avril” (the “April Fish”), in France. While no one knows exactly why this day of pranks started, legend has it that it may have originated in France in the 16th century when King Charles XIV of France reformed the calendar. Many of the […]

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I’ve been behind on posting, but for a good reason: I was in Paris last week as part of a small group without a minute to spare for writing. I had never been to Paris in April, and it truly is a nice time to go. The city was finally putting its unusually cold winter […]

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