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Paris Par Cuisine – Part 1

on February 22, 2013

A big part of my visit to Paris is about the food. I’m sort of a foodie freak anyway, and a lot of the traditional French foods are tops on my list. In no particular order here are some of them:

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Un croissant. Flaky, buttery, slightly crispy on the outside, melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. Is there anything more French than a croissant?

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 Soupe à l’oignon gratinée. Warm, savory and topped with croutons and melted cheese. If they try to serve it to you any other way, be disappointed. Goes perfectly with une verre de vin rouge.

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Un crepe avec jambon et fromage. Ham and and melted cheese folded inside a thin pancake. The perfect takeaway lunch.

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Foie gras. Ok, if you think about it, you probably don’t want to eat it. Foie gras is the liver of a fattened duck (or goose). It tastes incredibly silky and smooth. This particular rendition paired it with homemade tagliatelle and black truffles in a cream sauce. The heartburn was worth it.

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Les fromages. Last, but CERTAINLY not least. Fromage in any form is my downfall but the French elevate cheese to new levels. No pasteurization and the stinkier the better. I’m in heaven!

Ok, none of these could be considered health food, but…..

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