When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco
The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me! I couldn't find the origins of this "national day" to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I'm glad someone made it up. After all, … Continue reading January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States
I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about "a food lover's journey into GMOs," or genetically modified/engineered organisms. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it's for everyone! In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers … Continue reading French-Canadian Film: Modified
I cope by spending quality time with loved ones, enjoying comfort food, staying positive, and knowing I can help relief efforts by supporting the American Red Cross
My interpretation of Quiche Vosgienne: a Pancetta & Swiss/Gruyère cheese French tart in a gluten-free crust 🥧
I broke from “Traditional” and had the Korean poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley
A beignet ("ben-YAY") is a French-style donut synonymous with New Orleans. Luckily, I don't have to travel that far to enjoy these fried and pillowy sweet treats!
Why is it Chocolate “with” Shavings? It sounds like each jar contains yogurt, chocolate, and a third ingredient called shavings
Here are a few pictures of food I’ve had while traveling. Who says airplane food is terrible? In the grand scheme of things, it’s all good!
I’m tickled that “chocolatine” is catching on outside of Toulouse, France, where I learned that's what they call a chocolate croissant (also known as pain au chocolat)!
The pain au chocolat was fresh baked, buttery, and flaky. The Americano was delicious, as well. I'd like to come back to try the other pastries from this Lafayette bakery.
Here are my impressions of macarons from various shops
While there was no shortage of Starbucks in Paris, I resisted the temptation to go because I promised myself that I'd get out of my comfort zone. I did good on that promise until my last day in Paris, when I went to one at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
One of my favorite things to do is visiting market halls and open-air farmers' markets. I love the idea that many food vendors prepare their artisan cuisine on site using fresh ingredients produced by local farmers. I appreciate the abundance and the variety. Plus, I love the possibility of making new discoveries.