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Anthony Bourdain Talks About the Big Break That Changed His Life–at Age 44

In 1999, Anthony Bourdain’s career seemed to have stalled. While his “principal vocation remained his position as executive chef” at New York’s Les Halles, restless intelligence and wanderlust kept him looking for other opportunities. “He was 43 years old, rode hard and put up wet,” writes Elizabeth Nelson at The Ringer, “a recovering addict with a number of debts and a penchant for finding trouble in failing restaurants across the city.” He had fought for and won an undeniable measure of ...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, Cook, Television, College, Food & Drink, Cia, Fast Company, New Yorker, Cape Cod, New England, Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles, Facebook Twitter, Michael Pollan


Week 2: A big noise at “Père Tranquille”

100 years ago this week: Week 2Thanks for all your kind messages after the first post last week. It's good to be back and good to know that people are still reading! Here's week 2!  A not so souper evening....  A big noise at “Père Tranquille”In an establishment at Les Halles where nightbirds looking for thrills go to taste the classic “Père Tranquille” onion soup, the owners had made a habit of [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Les Halles, Adam


My Excellent Provence Adventure Planned By Julie Mautner- Part One

When I was in the Luberon in late July, I met Julie Mautner for a coffee in Saint Remy. Julie is a transplanted American who has been living in Saint Remy for over 20 years. She creates custom-designed trips and experiences for the Provence area that can include villa rentals, tours, activities, hotel recommendations and bookings, transfers, and restaurant reservations.   We had connected a number of years ago online, but we had never met so it was fortuitous that we finally met. Julie li...
Tags: Travel, California, NYC, France, History, Paris, Avignon, Provence, Van Gogh, Les Halles, Jon, Julie, Dali, Remy, Auvers, Marlene


Guest Post: Alan Putz

  This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I am asking you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media.  I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life (please send your story and JPEG photos to my email then I will post them to my blog. This will introduce you to one another. Many of you are feeling shy, or worse not worthy as if there is a prize for the best life lived....
Tags: Travel, America, Chicago, Guest Post, Paris, Alan, Les Halles, Mark, Corey, French la Vie, Alan Putz


New Series: Behind the Paris Street Signs, Le Marais

While walking the streets of Paris have you ever noticed the blue street signs that sometimes are named after someone, and there’s a line or two describing who they are?   I’ve always been intrigued by the people listed on the signs, and thought someday, one day I would further research \them. After 15 years of living here, I finally decided to hunker down and actually do the research. This is the first entry in my new series Behind the Paris Street Signs. Each time I will write about ...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Israel, History, Paris, Kafka, Antoine, Waterloo, Napoleon, Marais, Les Halles, Benjamin, Levant, Place des Vosges, Carnavalet


Your Favorite Paris Stories

Thanks to everyone that sent their favorite Paris stories and I loved reading them.   From June Rives-Meeting Jean-Paul Belmondo  One of the many great things about living in Paris is all the interesting people one can meet- even celebrities. I was at the Cafe Bourbon on Place Bourbon years ago having a cafe before an appointment nearby. I saw a car drive up and several older men get out in front of the cafe, one with a Boxer dog. I looked closely and held my breath, It was J...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hollywood, London, Obama, California, France, La, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Paris, New Orleans, Catholic


'Kitchen Confidential' anniversary

I was 26 when I discovered Anthony Bourdain. I’d never heard of him until I pulled a battered, well-worn copy of Kitchen Confidential off of my partner’s book shelf. On the cover, a young Bourdain, who openly admitted that he wasn’t a very good chef, has two swords tucked into his white kitchen apron, one arm draped protectively across his body. Like many who pick up that book, I was intrigued and a little bit in awe of the man who looked audacious yet oddly shy. I had just been hired at a ma...
Tags: Travel, Restaurants, America, Chefs, Houston, New Yorker, All, Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles, Tony, Mario Batali, Bourdain, Argento, Culinary Institute of America, Asia Argento, MeToo


La Fab Gallery

Iconic French fashion designer Agnes B. has always had a penchant for art. Way before Agnes Troublé became a designer, she graduated from Ecole du Louvre, majoring in art history, and was an intern at a gallery on Ave. Kleber when she was seventeen. Falling into fashion accidentally when Elle Magazine picked up on her savvy street style, she was an made a junior editor. Next she had freelance stints in the 1970s, designing clothes at various French fashion houses, before striking out in 1974 ...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paris, David Lynch, Elle Magazine, Martin Parr, Les Halles, George, PAUL, Gilbert, Jean Michel Basquiat, Harmony Korine, SOA, Nan Goldin, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits


Best affordable restaurants in Paris

It’s no secret Paris has good food. It’s also no secret that it’s quite easy to spend a lot of money enjoying that food. But eating in Paris doesn’t have to break the bank. The city famed for its celebrity chefs and Michelin stars can actually be an affordable food city if you know where and when to go. Lunch, for example, is a great way to experience some of the higher-end restaurants Paris has to offer without spending your whole budget on one meal. Many Parisian bistros offer set menus of ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Tokyo, Michelin, Seine, All, Marais, Paris Restaurants, Les Halles, Paris France, Anne, Canal Saint Martin, Marche, Michel, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris Food


Buche de Noel Birthday Cake

Photo Via Buche de Noel Pierre Herme 1988   "Buche de Noel is my favorite cake!" Bright-eyed and hopeful was the response eagerly given by my French Husband, the newlywed. The flavor was a known fac; spread chocolate on anything and it was labeled Yann's. My mother had made jelly-roll cakes for my brothers and me when we were younger, was that the same thing as Buche de Noel? The only difference between the two cakes as I could see was that we could have a jelly cake any time of the year and in...
Tags: Travel, California, France, living in France, Paris, Coke, Provence, Waterloo, Napoleon, Noël, Les Halles, Don, Yann, Peter Mayle, Movable Feast, rue de Rivoli


From the Archives 1999-2019: Enjoying the Hunting and Gathering

This article from November 1999 really hit the nostalgia buttons for me. The French Francs are long gone, but so are the long waits at La Poste, the doggy doo landmines I used to step on at least once a week, and supermarkets that close on Sundays. I remember how happy I was to have finally "figured out" the food shopping thing in Paris. We still need to slow down and enjoy Paris while we're here. To that I would add: look up from (and not at Paris through) your smartphones once in awhile. ;-) ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Archives, Les Halles, Don, La Poste, Eating & Drinking, Franprix, Rue du Faubourg St


France itinerary: 10 days from Paris to Marseille

France is one of the world’s most visited destinations for a reason. From the dreamy cultural capital of Paris to the glitz and glam of the sun-soaked Cote d’Azur, France ticks off every box. History and culture? Food and wine? Natural beauty? Art and architecture? More wine? Check, check and check. While it’s tempting to spend a whole vacation in Paris, there is more than the illustrious City of Light to experience. With easily navigable roads and a stellar train system, the options abound, and...
Tags: Travel, France, Itinerary, Unesco, Marseille, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Bordeaux, Louvre, Seine, Dailycheapo, Les Halles, Saint Tropez, Atlantic Coast, Arcachon, Cheapos


Would you cross Paris for a €15 cup of coffee?

Earlier this year the multi-starred French chef Alain Ducasse opened La Manufacture de Café, his own coffee roasting workshop fronted by a café and boutique on a tiny street northeast of the Place de la Bastille. I came across it by chance one morning when walking with friends from the Marais to the Marché d’Aligre. We had a peek at the menu in the window and couldn’t help but notice there was a single-origin coffee from France selling for €15. Per cup. Intrigued, but already full of caffeine...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, France, Brooklyn, French Culture, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Starbucks, Yemen, Richard, Costa Rica, Panama, Cafe, Editorial, Seine, Marais


“Made in France” at Les Halles

Despite its expensive facelift with a fancy canopy, the 1970s-era Forum des Halles shopping mall isn’t the ideal place to shop in Paris unless you’re looking for international chain stores. But there are two exceptions to the rule: Sept-Cinq and the aptly-named L'Exception. Located at the pedestrian-street level (so you don't even have to descend into the maze of tunnels), these boutiques not only specialize in independent French designers, they're also the perfect spot to stop for a healthy mea...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Sun, Eiffel Tower, Les Halles, Canal St Martin, Forum des Halles, Metro RER Chotelet Les Halles, Porte Berger, Rue Berger


The Best Things to Do in Dijon France

Museums, galleries, nature, food, and yes, mustard, Dijon has plenty to offer travellers. Catherine shares where to eat, sleep, and the best things to do in Dijon, France, the capital of Burgundy.  Dijon is a historic city that served as a transportation hub as far back as the 9th century. Throughout the middle ages, it was considered a seat of power thanks to the presence of the Dukes of Burgundy. It’s long-standing history and well-preserved architecture, including buildings dating back to ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Hermès, Ceres, Washington State, Catherine, Notre Dame, Best Restaurants, Michelin Star, Les Halles, Jean Pierre, Ducal Palace, Dijon, Dijon France, Michelin Starred


Cooking from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: a show-stopping pork rillette recipe

All this week, The Takeout’s Kevin Pang will be cooking from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook and writing about his experience.Read more...
Tags: Meat, Pork, Lifehacks, Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles, Kevin Pang, Les Halles Cookbook


Cooking from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Finding pleasures in Boeuf Bourguignon

All this week, The Takeout’s Kevin Pang will be cooking from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook and writing about his experience.Read more...
Tags: Beef, Soup, Lifehacks, Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles, Boeuf Bourguignon, Kevin Pang, Les Halles Cookbook


Saint-Augustin Church

A post about another church… Well, there are some 250 churches / religious buildings in Paris – with a domination of the Roman Catholic ones – some 140 … and so far this blog has only posts about some 50 (and my previous blog less than 10), so there is more to do. The Saint-Augustin Church was built during the 1860’s in an area, then completely newly shaped by Haussmannian boulevards … One considered that there was a need for another prestigious church building. During the constru...
Tags: Travel, England, Paris, Joan, Les Halles, Ballard, Napoleon III, Paris 8, PeterParis, Saint Augustin Church, Victor Ballard


Best food markets in Europe

There’s something magical about discovering the local food that every country has to offer. Finding it isn’t always easy, though. You can search for Michelin-starred restaurants or try to find what’s popular on Yelp, but the best way to have an authentic, delicious, and cost-effective gastronomic adventure is to check out a local food market. Travelers to Europe are in luck as there are markets located in popular destinations all over the continent. Some are well known and have been establish...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, France, US, Georgia, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Amsterdam, Michelin, Copenhagen, Kiev, Les Halles


The Best Neighborhoods in Paris: Where to Stay on Your Visit

Posted: 12/16/2018 | December 16th, 2018 Paris. The city of lights. With 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods) and thousands of hotels, hostels, and apartments, finding the best place to stay in Paris can be a bit of a challenge. What’s the best overall neighboorhood? What’s the cheapest neighboorhood in Paris? Where do all the cool kids stay? Where’s a good spot for families? What’s close the city center? There are a lot of questions. Over the course of dozens of visits to Paris, I’ve stayed all...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Netflix, Austria, Paris, Luxembourg, Eiffel Tower, Ducks, Notre Dame, Antoine, Chinatown, Opera House, Montmartre, Seine, Romans


Saint-Augustin Church

A post about another church… Well, there are some 250 churches / religious buildings in Paris – with a domination of the Roman Catholic ones – some 140 … and so far this blog has only posts about some 50 (and my previous blog less than 10), so there is more to do. The Saint-Augustin Church was built during the 1860’s in a then by Haussmannian boulevards completely newly shaped area… One considered that there was a need for another prestigious church building. During the constructi...
Tags: Travel, England, Paris, Joan, Les Halles, Ballard, Napoleon III, Paris 8, PeterParis, Saint Augustin Church, Victor Ballard


Paris: 9 budget hotels packed with old-world charm

Don’t you wish that you could be transported back to the glory days when most hotels in Paris were dripping with character, charm, and class? But without the rates to make you Misérables? As more and more affordable hotels in the city transform themselves into much more expensive boutique (or worse, charmless chain) hotels, the old-fashioned, typically “Parisian” hotels of yore are becoming something of an extinct species. Fortunately, a few classic places are still bucking the trend, offering o...
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Bellevue, Paris, Paris Hotels, Dailycheapo, Les Halles, Don, Left Bank, Sacre Coeur, St Germain, Hotel du Nord, Republique, Paris Paris, Luxembourg Gardens


What Does Paris Have to Offer Video Game Lovers?

Source: Le Reset bar via Facebook  Paris has it all. Amazing food, people, views, and landmarks. It’s hardly renowned for being a gamer’s paradise, though. But just because it isn’t known for being a hotspot for video game aficionados, doesn’t mean it isn’t. This is one of the greatest capital cities in the world, after all. There are numerous ways for gamers to get their fix in the city and encounter like-minded people; you just need to know where to look. While France is better known for ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Les Halles, Paris Metro, Richard Nahem, Casumo, Le Reset bar via Facebook Paris, Extra Life Café


Saturday's lunch

Before I left for my weekend in Paris, I read about a restaurant on the rue Montorgueil that sounded good, so I headed for that. Unforturnately, when I got there, there were no customers and the staff didn't seem interested in having any. So I looked elsewhere. The view from my table. I had a steak and potatoes, a salad, and a bunch of wine. The waiters were friendly and animated. Such fun! I found this place, le Compas, just a block or so away. It looked inviting, and had an ringside seat to ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Les Halles, Ken, WCS, rue Montorgueil, Rungis


The 15 Best Cities for Food Lovers in the World

If eating good food is a big part of where you choose to travel, then you need to check out this blog about the 15 best food cities in the world. Planning a vacation based on the sights or the activities you enjoy is always a great idea. If you’re a self-identified foodie, or just looking to enjoy some tasty cuisine on your next trip, you can’t go wrong with a food trip. Figuring out where to go is a little more difficult. Every continent, country, and city has its own unique cuisine. Findi...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, London, New York City, Spain, Barcelona, World, Rome, Santiago, Chile, Paris, Italy, Yorkshire, New Orleans, Tokyo, Michelin


A more familiar sight

When you look upstream from the Bir-Hakeim bridge, you see the Eiffel Tower. It may be the most famous of the Parisian monuments. And, it's one of my favorites. I would be back later that day. In the background you can see Sacré-Cœur, near where I started my day. By the time I had taken this picture, I was hungry for lunch. I finished my errand and decided to head back to the center of town, toward Les Halles, to a restaurant I had read about on the internet. I climbed back onto the subway at ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Les Halles, WCS, Right Bank, Bir Hakeim


A more familier sight

When you look upstream from the Bir-Hakeim bridge, you see the Eiffel Tower. It may be the most famous of the Parisian monuments. And, it's one of my favorites. I would be back later that day. In the background you can see Sacré-Cœur, near where I started my day. By the time I had taken this picture, I was hungry for lunch. I finished my errand and decided to head back to the center of town, toward Les Halles, to a restaurant I had read about on the internet. I climbed back onto the subway at ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Les Halles, WCS, Right Bank, Bir Hakeim


Yes, green at last...

Yes, there are now trees and a lot of green to be found again, once you have reached the ground level after having arrived to “Les Halles” via one of the underground metro (1, 4, 7, 11) or RER (A, B, D) lines. I could perhaps quote what I already wrote in a previous post about « Les Halles »… « The first market on this spot was established during the 12th century… », but you can perhaps rather have a look here - or here and here.   Well, still regretting why not at...
Tags: Travel, Nelson Mandela, Chamber of Commerce, Les Halles, Peter Olson, Paris 1, Eustache


Saint-Pierre-du-Gros-Caillou

This church has the name of Saint-Pierre-du-Gros-Caillou . Gros-Caillou - meaning big stone in English - is the name given to this area of Paris, in the 7th arrondissement, and it refers obviously to the fact that once upon a time there was a stone somewhere here, a landmark, probably a milestone. The present church dates from the 1820's and is very simple in its architecture, according to those years' fashion, and the decoration is so modest that you may believe that you are in a prot...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Les Halles, Pierre, Peter Olson, Paris 7, Victor Baltard, Saint-Pierre-du-Gros-Caillou, Pierre du Gros Caillou


Avignon & Dreams of Living Abroad

Have you ever visited another place in the world and left a piece of your heart there? That’s exactly how I feel about the south of France. I felt so at home during my ten day solo adventure last year. The region felt so familiar to me it was almost as if I had lived there before. Déjà vu! I felt an air of familiarity everywhere I went, especially in the Provence region. Perhaps it’s because their terroir is very similar to my home in California’s wine country, or because the language is easiest...
Tags: Crafts, Europe, California, France, US, Avignon, Bordeaux, Provence, Arles, Les Halles, Rhone River, Aix en Provence, Pont du Gard, Aix, Nice Monaco, des Popes Pope