Monthly Archives: May 2012

La Femme Mange Fried Dumplings at Salon de thé Wen Zhou

We don’t often make the trek up to Belleville, the quartier populaire inhabited by large Chinese, Arabic and African communities. However, the artistic Portes Ouvertes event lured us there on Saturday afternoon, so we decided to settle dinner somewhere in … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange at Bouchon La Mere Jean, Lyon

The French word “bouchon” is most commonly used to describe a bottle cork, but in Lyon, the word takes on a different meaning, referring to humble eating places that serve traditional Lyonnaise cuisine centered on offal and other noble meat … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Chez Paul Bocuse

One great concept about French living we will miss sorely back home is the ability to “faire le pont”, literally “make the bridge” in English. When a public holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, schools, the government and many private … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a burrito bol at Chipotle

After more than a year in progress, the first Chipotle store in Paris is officially opening tomorrow at Grands Boulevards. For hordes of American expats and people who, like me, had lived in the States and cultivated a taste for … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange seafood in Prato

Seafood seemed like an unlikely choice for dinner in the heart of Tuscany, where the renown of its game and bistecca fiorentina far exceeds those of its fish and mollusks. But after a few days of boar, pork and beef, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Greve in Chianti (and surroundings)

After Cinque Terre, we next travelled to Tuscany and made our base in the Chianti region, famed for its beautiful undulating hill-scape and of course, its wine. Agriturismos are working farms and/or vineyards with lodging options. They are dime in … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Bistecca Fiorentina at Antica Macelleria Cecchini

There’s a Chinese idiom that says “there are masters in every walk of life”. For Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in Tuscany, and some say Italy or even the world, this saying is definitely true. A larger-than-life figure, this … Continue reading

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