Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Just received some books from Amazon and among them is the new book from famous blogger, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini. It’s a very useful food guide to Paris and lists many smaller, not so famous restaurants in each arrondissement which is perfect as we’re off to Paris again in the middle of June …

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The past week has been dark and dreary. It has been raining non-stop for three days now and isn’t typical for the Costa del Sol although it is needed before the hot summer months. This kind of rain encourages me to lounge around in pajamas all day long drinking hot chocolate and reading a book …

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I’ve been a Moleskine user for several years now ever since I stumbled upon them in Paris in 2004. I always keep my used-up notebooks for future reference and they prove very useful when I need to remember something I jotted down, perhaps a book title, a CD or a new address. Recently, Moleskine have …

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The following morning, we walked further up the rue du Cherche-Midi and stumbled upon this nondescript boulangerie. It was none other than Poilâne, the famous bakery was opened in 1932 by Pierre Poilâne making bread using stone-ground flour and natural yeast and baking them in a wood-fired oven. In the seventies, his son Lionel took …

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Finding English books in Southern Spain is not difficult what with several Bookworld shops scattered on the Costa del Sol but when I’m looking for something specific – especially cookbooks – I go online and order them directly from Amazon.co.uk. Living within the E.E.C. has many advantages, one of which is shopping online from European …

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