French Cuisine from Paris to Spark Your Taste Buds
Bonjour mes amis,
Certainly not to be flippant during these very difficult days, I thought food pics from Paris might be comforting. You can partake without calories or weight gain! The “presentation” is always so magical, and photos of food seem to be almost as popular as Café chairs for our blog readers.
There’s an inside story. Bernie is not a fan of taking food photos in restaurants. He thinks it’s rude (being French) so I usually have to sneak these with my phone much against his wishes. I respect his position and try to keep it as unobtrusive as possible. It does announce to the world that we’re “American.” When in France, Bernie likes to be French, you understand.
It would take me forever to caption all these photos but I will try to identify a few.
Just a word on the status of Bernie’s cousins. As you are probably now seeing on American newscasts, the ship is slowly approaching Cuba and should arrive near Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday. There is much debate as to whether they will be allowed to dock coming from the Mayor to the Governor to Trump. We are in contact with them though their internet and Wi-Fi are very spotty. They still have symptoms but answer no questions as to the extent of those. They are very worried about not only getting out of this situation but when back in France, how they will get to their little town of Soultz in Alsace. Public transportation in France is shut down as far as we know. Ideally the state of France could send a plane for the French passengers on board but we don’t know how many that might be. If there’re 50 on board, maybe; it there’re only 10 or so, maybe not. We just don’t know. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the comments of support and prayers. They mean the world to us.
Stay home and stay safe and take this as seriously as anything in your life!
L & B
April 1, 2020 @ 1:34 pm
All of your culinary photos are fabulous but I am especially fond of the dessert pictures. They bring back wonderful memories. I pray the French government and the US can come to a solution for Bernie’s cousins and all those on board the ship.
April 1, 2020 @ 1:53 pm
Are you kidding?!? I think I gained 10 pounds just drooling over your beautiful pictures!
April 1, 2020 @ 2:05 pm
Merci, merci, Linda, for posting these photos of French food artistry. What a delightful way to start a morning! I’ll certainly add my prayers that Bernie’s cousins arrive safely, recover fully, and can be flown home quickly.
Monica & Marlyn
April 1, 2020 @ 2:23 pm
The look on Avery’s face is priceless. And now we’re hungry! A fun distraction for the day. Keeping Pierre and Laurie close in our hearts. There will be a solution; we just don’t know it yet.
April 1, 2020 @ 2:29 pm
OMG, now I’m hungry! Bring on the chocolat, the wine, the foie gras, the cheese … to heck with the calories.
On the serious side, our thoughts are with you and Bernie and hoping the cousins make it back home and are able to take care of their health.
April 1, 2020 @ 2:42 pm
Enjoyable photos as always… Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
April 1, 2020 @ 2:47 pm
Gracious, I am STARVING now!! I adored eating over there even though I’m so picky…I think the presentation is almost as important as the taste! I don’t recall y’all eating out of a flower pot over a square of grass! MsManon’s pastry covered in raspberries are right up my alley! So much good food!! Hope for better days ahead for us all; most especially Pierre & Laurie.
April 1, 2020 @ 3:12 pm
I hope that they have contacted the French Consulate in D.C. to see if they can help! Likely, nothing, but it never hurts to ask! https://washington.consulfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique1
Keeping them in my thoughts!
April 1, 2020 @ 3:14 pm
I hope they have contacted the French Consulate in D. C. to see if they can help. A long shot, but it never hurts to ask!
April 1, 2020 @ 5:17 pm
I do remember that you like Macarons and that I learned quickly they are not the Coconut Macaroons that I have always known. Do you remember if Izzy and Avery were able to finish their huge desserts? Do you remember you mother telling you that your eyes were bigger than your stomach?
April 1, 2020 @ 6:18 pm
The answer is Yes to both questions!!!
April 1, 2020 @ 5:53 pm
Such good food memories! Every meal is an experience! Thank you for sharing. We keep hoping that Pierre and Laurie can get their situation resolved ASAP. Has the ship not considered going to Cuba? They have been willing to accept other cruise ships! And it might be easier to get from there back to France than from here. Will continue to hold them up to the light!
April 1, 2020 @ 6:17 pm
Peggy, the latest I saw a little while ago doesn’t look good. I haven’t heard anything about Cuba. Maybe the Bahamas. I just can’t stand to think they will be on that boat for 2 more weeks in quarantine, but that’s likely the case wherever they land.
Lynne Berry Vallely
April 1, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
Love this! I gained weight just looking. I hope ya’ll thought that was enough rum with that Baba. Take care, stay healthy, eat right, get plenty of sleep, great to talk with you yesterday!
April 1, 2020 @ 10:12 pm
I’m now off to work and instead of breakfast I’m going to think about all those beautiful dishes I’ve just scrolled through. I have nothing in my fridge to compete 😂
Thoughts and prayers for Bernie’s family on the ship 💕
April 1, 2020 @ 11:20 pm
Have you been told à propos du péché de gourmandise. Presently we are submitted to the Zaandam cuisine (pas terrible) and your picts open to another world…….
April 2, 2020 @ 12:42 am
Ah, Pierre! It is wonderful to hear from you and know that you are reading the blog. Everyone here is pulling for your safety. We send our love, prayers, and best wishes!!!
April 2, 2020 @ 12:23 am
I’ll take that bowl of Mousse au chocolat, thank you. And don’t forget the spoon.
Still saying prayers for Pierre and Laurie.
April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Seeing the photo of Laurie is wonderful. And a comment from Pierre!
Bonjour P&L! Your global fans are cheering you on thanks to L&B. God bless and safe return.