Category Archive: Croissants

The DKA, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Manhattan

I’m on a little kouign amann bender right now – a memory bender, that is, since I haven’t had any for a few months. You may recall that I just wrote about the… Continue reading

Wise Words from Julia Child

So true – never trust a non-eater! Happy almost weekend, everyone.

The Most Delicious Croissant in Paris?

My opinion, with the expert guidance of pastry chef David Lebovitz. T-minus twelve days left in Paris and I’m already shaky at the thought of living without these. Start here and read the… Continue reading

Home, Fall, and My Paris Surfboard

As America prepares to celebrate its long weekend and one day of freedom from laboring, I’m sitting in Paris, contemplating how freaking lucky I am to have been given this opportunity not to… Continue reading

Up All Night in Paris: A Photo Tour

(Full photo slideshow at the bottom.) “We’ll always have Paris.” That famous line from Casablanca (which, shamefully, I’ve never seen) gets thrown around a lot, mostly in jest. After living here for four… Continue reading

12 Weight Gain-Worthy Treats in Paris

I’ve eaten so many good things here it’s a little embarrassing. I’m sure people back home wonder: what else is Brown doing over there besides eating?  It’s a fair question; I’m doing a… Continue reading

Ispahan Croissant: Ri-Freakin-Diculous

The thing is, I don’t even like raspberries. Sprinkled on some yogurt? Maybe, but not if there’s a blueberry or strawberry around. With chocolate? Please, get your freakin’ fruit off my chocolate. So… Continue reading