Monthly Archives: September 2011

Le Femme Mange and Bake Madeleines

In “Remembrance of Things Past”, Marcel Proust describes evocatively how a single mouthful of madeleine dipped in tea transported him back, with spine-tingling accuracy, to a particular childhood episode. Even though I cannot describe about my madeleine eating memories with … Continue reading

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Fete de la Gastronomie at Le Cordon Bleu

Surprisingly for a nation so proud of its culinary heritage, the inaugural Fete de la Gastronomie, a nationwide festival with 4000-odd large and small events, came and went on the 23th of September without much fanfare. Ask the regular folk … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Croque Madame at Le Petit Cler

A croque madame was one of the few food items on Ying’s short to-eat list. Regretfully, due to forgetfulness and a foiled attempt in Brussels (attention you Belgians, a croque is not just a grilled cheese sandwich), she did not … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange: Boulangepicier

Before she moved back east, the girl from Penang set me up with one of her closest friends in Paris. It took many months but we were finally both back in town after the rentrée and got together at long … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Sunday Couscous at Le Tourne Bouchon

Sunday is a very lazy day for us in Paris. Everyone sleeps in, shops are not open, and the roads are devoid of vehicles. The only places buzzing with activity on Sunday mornings, besides places of worship, are the open … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a La Petite Chaise

This weekend, Paris celebrates les Journées du Patrimoine, showcasing its proud heritage and cultural lineage through architecture, history, arts and of course gastronomy. Amongst some of the long-standing restaurants listed on the official event website is a La Petite Chaise, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Breakfast at Carette

Contrary to popular belief, I do not eat a croissant (or two) everyday at breakfast time. As much as I would like to tear into a warm, flaky pastry oozing butter on a daily basis, the truth is that I … Continue reading

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