Monthly Archives: December 2011

La Femme Mange Choucroute at Chez Yvonne, Strasbourg

Ask any local where to eat in Strasbourg and they will invariably point you to a winstub or two. Winstubs are traditional eateries particular to the Alsace region, often quaintly decorated with floor to ceiling wood panelling, wildly patterned table … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Pottoka

Taking advantage of a rare half-day at school just before Christmas break, P and I met at Pottoka for lunch. Pottoka is a relatively new Basque restaurant in the tony 7eme, a less expensive, meat-focused offshoot of the elegant fish … Continue reading

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La Femme Bake and Mange Red Wine Chocolate Cake

You can call me a novelty baker. When it comes to firing up the oven for something sweet, I have neither the desire to master the basics, nor the interest to challenge myself with the classics. Chocolate chip cookies? Too … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Hot Pot at Le Mileno (万家灯火)

Despite spending the bulk of my twenties in cities that encounter way more snowfall than Paris, I’ve never really gotten used to the cold. No, I’m not a quintessential sun-loving tropical person who spends all her weekends on the beach. … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Coq Au Vin at Auberge Bressane

Back in the day when we had just begun dating, P, already a Francophile then, brought me to my first French restaurant, Bistrot Margot, in Chicago. There, we celebrated my 20th birthday over French onion soup, coq au vin and … Continue reading

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La Femme Boit Chocolat Chaud at Un Dimanche à Paris

My favorite cousins were in town for the weekend, and it was an absolute blast to see the girls, catch up on the gossip back home and shop for secret santa (a good old family tradition dating back to last … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Sichuan Cuisine at Le Bistro de Pekin

Chili lovers often lament the lack of spicy food in Paris, that the butter and cream rich French dishes are too bland for them, and that the seasoning at ethnic restaurants have been dialed down to appeal to local tastes. … Continue reading

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