Ever since I came to Paris, there is one particular place which I visit more than often. The small island in the heart of Paris, so close to the bustling centre of the city – Ile St.Louis. There is something enchanting about this place and its tiny streets and long quays, tall buildings with old inscriptions and wooden doors in all colours and sizes. Read More
Every spring, two plants dominate the table on the Dalmatian coast : artichoke and wild asparagus. On the coast the wild asparagus grows on the fields with high grass and bushes, and its skinny spears can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look for. Read More
Early evening and my grandmother is cutting slices of an old bread. She beats the eggs in an old enamel plate and soaks the bread into the mixture. The generous slices are fried to a delicious orange crust and topped with cheese when still hot. The kitchen smells wonderfully and the child at the table is waiting eagerly. Read More
For some time now I’ve been trying to completely reduce meat from my nutrition. I won’t say I have become a full vegetarian because I love fish and I will also not say no to a piece of meat in a good restaurant from time to time. But I’ve never been a great meat eater and the fact my mother is a pescetarian (no meat but eats fish) accustomed me to eat more than satisfying vegetable based lunches since childhood. Read More
Parisian gastronomical food scene has changed tremendously in recent years. Healthy food joints, small restaurants with vegetarian and gluten free menus, detox counters and porridge bars slowly invade the town. We can argue whether it is only a trend or it is a sign people’s consciousness slowly changing to better, whatever the reason, it is doing good to the city.
One of the gems between this new movement is Le Tricyle. It’s located, conveniently, at the Paradise street, rue de Paradis, on number 51. Le Tricycle, what unusual name for a restaurant. And as all good things have a story, so does the one about Le Tricycle. Read More
A block of streets in 11th arrondissement is well known for its gastronomical scene: Bistrot Paul Bert, the recent coffee place Amami, Cyril Lignac’s bakery of the same name and his bistro Le Chardenoux. All be found in a distance of several hundreds of meters. And now, Cyril Lignac decided to strike again in the same area, just across the street from his bakery by opening La Chocolaterie.
As I was a child, I’ve spent every summer in our small house on an Adriatic island with my grandparents. This was a time of pure joy, of long warm summers, from end of school mid June to beginning of September. I still go there every year, it’s a tradition of mine I’m hoping to keep as long as I can, but those childhood summers are still engraved to my memories as some of the most beautiful moments of my life. Read More