Two French Bakeries and the Blue House in San Francisco

In my blog post, “If You’re Going to San Francisco, Be Sure to Watch These Videos Filmed There,” I described how a blue house in San Francisco inspired Maxime Le Forestier to write a French song entitled, “San Francisco.” I recently got the chance to see the house on 18th Street made famous by the song: I happened to walk past la maison bleue en route from one French bakery to another French bakery! Quelle coïncidence! Tartine (600 Guerrero Street) Ever since my colleague told me about Tartine, a French bakery in the Castro District that he and his wife … Continue reading Two French Bakeries and the Blue House in San Francisco

Leave the Gum, Take the Cannoli

First of all, I mean no disrespect to all of you diehard fans of “The Godfather” movies. I know the true quote is: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” But it’s a bit too violent, wouldn’t you agree? So just for fun, I changed gun to gum! I took this picture at a Whole Foods Market in the San Francisco Bay Area. But the napkin holder, with its French message (“Save the planet and your smile, one napkin at a time”) along with an Italian chocolate chip cannoli made me think I was somewhere else, miles away from home… I … Continue reading Leave the Gum, Take the Cannoli