Category Archive: Pastries

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.

Caramel Beurre Salé Kouignette, Maison George Larnicol, Paris

The day I discovered Maison George Larnicol was kind of like the food equivalent to the dramatic Lloyd Dobler-In Your Eyes-boombox moment in Say Anything. I was walking along the rue de Rivoli,… Continue reading

Bourgogne: You Should Totally Go There

Do you like wine? France? Beautiful countryside and vineyard vistas? Nice people? Wine? (Oh, hang on, I already said that … ) Cheese? Delicious food? Oui? Then you need to get to the… 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

July 14 in Paris: Check aaaaaand … Check

Last year on July 14, I was sitting in Amelie, my favorite wine bar in San Francisco, tying one on with my other Francophile/oenophile friends, wondering if I’d gather the nuts to do… 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

So Far So Good: 10 Delicious Things from France

I eat with way too much gusto for my own good and waist size; I’ll try almost anything, but I draw the line at bugs, organs, and blood. In my ever-so-slightly overactive imagination,… Continue reading