Friday favorites 5/27
Bonjour from Paris! Plus a carrot salad recipe and a different kind of food article
It’s Friday and I’m in Paris! David and I are here for the Champions League final, where Real Madrid will be facing Liverpool (hence the timing of my stadium snacks newsletter earlier this week). I’m excited about the game (I swear!), but I’m equally if not more excited about the food. Pull up a chair, grab a croissant, and join me for this week’s favorites!
I feel like I can’t be in Paris and not highlight some of the amazing food here! The past two times we’ve been in the City of Light we’ve stayed in Montmarte, which has always been my favorite neighborhood in Paris. If you happen to visit and are in the area, I highly suggest checking out Pain Pain for their amazing chouquettes (pictured below), Boulangerie Boris Lumé for croissants and baguettes, and KB Cafe for coffee. For lunch or dinner, check out Buvette for their coq au vin, and Café Ventura for their jumbo escargot (in lead picture). And if you’re thinking of getting an extra order of fries at Café Ventura, do it— you won’t regret it.
I didn’t try any new recipes this week since I was busy prepping for our trip, so out of curiosity I looked back to see what we had eaten this week last year. Almost a year ago to the day, I made this Marrakesh Carrot Salad from Sprouted Kitchen for the first time. It’s quick to throw together (even quicker if you use pre-grated carrots like I did), keeps well in the fridge, and plates beautifully with all the different colors/textures. The only small change I make is leaving out the feta.
On a more serious note, Historical Supper Club published a great article about the history of diet culture this week. There’s a warning at the beginning of the article, but before you even click, just know that the post addresses mental health and touches on disordered eating. I feel like each generation has their own unique horror stories of how diet culture has impacted them, and it makes me sad that we just keep repackaging the same lies and judgment year after year, decade after decade. It’s a powerful (and enraging) read.
And before you go:
Sinù over at A Dash of Prosecco is taking votes on the next recipe she’ll test from a traditional Venetian cookbook! She’s nice enough to not only try out the recipe but also translate it into English for the non-Italian-speakers among us (myself included!). Not to sway opinions or anything, but I voted for both the green tomatoes and the artichoke pie. Voting closes on Sunday, so date prisa!1
Speaking of Sundays, this weekend nos toca2 Sobremesa! Check out the first round on family food traditions here, and be on the lookout for a new topic this Sunday. Feel free to leave suggestions for future Sobremesas in the comments if you have them!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! #halamadrid and #halacroissant
See you Sunday!
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