The Best Steak Frites in Paris

Mark Bittman writes, in yesterday’s New York Times Travel Section, of his assessment of The Best Steak Frites in Paris. It isn’t, of course, only about the potatoes but about the steaks (or rib roasts or fried boneless pig’s feet) that go with, and justify, the frites. As a fairly avid carnivore myself, this is […]

We’re Back From Paris

Back from our trip, including 2 nights in Avignon, 2 in Geneva, and the final 6 in a small apartment in St. Germain des Pres. Much more about this to come, with links and pictures. Great food, cool weather (three hailstorms – small and brief enough to be interesting instead of overwhelming), museums and art, […]

Nous sommes arrivee

Ellen and I are in the Air France arrivals lounge after a remarkably good flight. Business class is all it’s cracked up to be. The French keyboard on this iMac is quite different from the American layout. Odd. I hve to use the shift key to type a period, the a and q keys are […]

The Amateur Traveler Podcast – Paris

Ellen was looking around for travel information, and found The Amateur Traveler Podcast – travel for the love of it and specifically, Episode 42 – Paris, France – The City of Lights. The Amateur Traveler talks about Paris, France, the City of Lights. The show will talk about French, what to see, what to eat, […]

NYT: 36 hours in Paris

The Times’ Sunday Travel section on how to spend a quick, intense visit to Paris , including a Friday evening dash through the Louvre, Moroccan food, Baudelaire’s grave and finding great costumes at the flea market. “THE chief danger about Paris,” T. S. Eliot wrote to a friend, “is that it is such a strong […]