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All You Can Eat

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December 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Bonjour! Paris, France, in short

If you’ve never been to Paris, I insist you go. Last week, I braved snowstorms, rainstorms and more rich food than a body should absorb while taking in the sights in the City of Light. In addition, I traveled to picturesque villages beyond the city limits, and I promise share some of the culinary highlights of my travels in an upcoming story for the Seattle Times’ travel section. In my brief absence, there’s been plenty of food and restaurant news here in Seattle, and I’ll share some of that in a bit. Meanwhile, here’s a little taste from my trip.

Despite the presence of Starbucks, you don’t see Parisians walking down the city streets, coffee in hand. Baguettes stuffed with le pavot de poulet? Now, that’s another story.

Pot au feu, sold on the street. How’d you like to take some of that home for dinner?

A few cepes (you might know them as porcini) won’t set you back much. But if you’ve got a taste for black truffles . . .

You’ll find colorful macarons on display at specialty shops and patisseries all over Paris, where they’re an absolute obsession. Here, you can find them in Ballard. There, too!

What? You didn’t think I’d come home without some contraband from the best cheese shop in Paris, did you? (Remember the magic words: “Shrink wrap, s’il vous plait!”)

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