Women in cheese

They are called Marie, Marie-Anne as well as Sanae and Betty. These are names of professional women in the fascinating world of cheese: the so-called fromagers-affineurs Continue reading

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Top chef Alain Ducasse is now a chocolatier too

Rue de la Roquette is a narrow, lively shopping street not far from Place de la Bastille in the11th arrondissement. In addition to shops, bars and eateries, the street has many alleys with courtyards, where many small businesses are located. Here, the famous chef Ducasse has chosen a former Renault garage Continue reading

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La rentrée

The end of August, early September: the summer holidays of Parisians have come to an end. ‘La rentrée’ marks their return en masse. The emptiness of summer is being expelled. The upcoming Continue reading

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Dames de table

No, we don’t talk about table ladies at a dinner. But about women who maintain the tradition of the oldest French perfume house Guerlain (1828). These ‘dames de table’ practice the craft of manually covering perfume or extract bottles Continue reading

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Contest best baguette of Paris 2011

Each year the City of Paris organises the competition of the ‘Grand Prix de la Baguette de Paris’. Not sensational if you bear in mind a true Parisian visits his ‘boulangerie’ for a fresh baguette at least once, but preferably twice a day. Continue reading

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