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D-Day in Chartres

By Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Permalink

by Jonell Galloway

The rain stopped in its tracks and the summer came down in a billow and I got out my summer dresses. The dogs lay down in the grass high from rain, rolling and frolicking with their limber legs toward heaven as the blue sky pushed its way through the month-long gray clouds. Teenage girls walked bare-armed, not yet tattooed, and young women strolled bare-legged in vintage print dresses resembling those in the Liberation photos but with tattoos blending into the flowers of their dresses. In 1944, it was D-Day on the shores of Normandy, but Chartres was occupied until mid-August, with the first American soldiers arriving in Proust’s beloved Illiers-Combray at 1 p.m. on August 15 and in Chartres at 10:30 a.m. on August 16th, my birthday. The people here love Americans; even young people repeat the stories their grandparents recounted of the American tanks driving up our street of St. Pierre a few days later and the 85-year-old butcher hugs me every time he sees me, as if I had been there and helped. The first time I came here, it was as if I’d found my home so far away from home, where I could wear pink and blue floral dresses like my grandmothers’ and wear white socks and sandals and dance in the same streets Jean Moulin had walked and feel free.

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Gareth Jones: Memories of Old Belgium & Malmedy’s Gooey Kisses

By Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Permalink


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by Gareth Jones

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When two chewy, gooey meringues come stuck together either side of a slather of butter cream or crême chantilly, the pâtissiers of Malmédy call this a ‘kiss’. Their description is obvious – it’s a fond embrace. Such is its fame, the Baiser had a place in the original Larousse Gastronomique compiled by Prosper Montagné in 1938.

The story goes that the Baiser de Malmédy started life in the late 19th century in this region of the Eastern Ardennes that many still prefer to call ‘Old Belgium’. The name appreciates that here, in the small towns like Malmédy, Stavelot, Bastogne, Spa and Francorchamps, the old ways continue and courtesy comes before all else – much as continues in Norfolk and Suffolk, Dorset and Somerset, where people living here still have time for each other.

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Switzerland: Best Meat Restaurants and Steakhouses in Geneva

By Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Permalink

Switzerland: Best Meat Restaurants and Steakhouses in Geneva

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Au Carnivore, French cuisine, 30 place du Bourg-de-Four, 1204 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 311 87 58, open 7 days a week.

L’Auberge au Renfort de Sézegnin, French cuisine, 19, route du Creux-du-Loup, 1285 Sézegnin (Athenaz). Tel. (+41) 022 756 12 36.

Bistrot du Boucher, French cuisine, 15, avenue Pictet-de-Rochement, 1207 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 736 56 36. Closed Wednesday lunch, Saturday lunch and Sunday.

La Broche, French cuisine, 36, rue du Stand, 1204 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 321 22 60. Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday dinner.

Restaurant Café de Paris, French cuisine, 26 rue du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 732 84 50. Open 7 days a week, non-stop from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Restaurant/Café de l’Ecu, French cuisine, 65, route de Rougemont, 1286 Soral. Tel. (+41) 022 756 33 50. Open 7 days a week, non-stop from  8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

L’Entrecôte Couronnée, 5, rue des Pâquis, 1201 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 732 84 45.

L’Entrecôte Saint-Jean, French cuisine, 79 boulevard Carl-Vogt, 1205 Geneva. Tel. (+41) 022 321 99 41, Closed Saturday lunch,, Sunday, and Monday.

 

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Culinary Travel: Jonell Takes a Jaunt to Petite France in Strasbourg, a photo essay

By Thursday, June 6, 2013 Permalink


Culinary Travel: Jonell Takes a Jaunt to Petite France in Strasbourg

Husband Peter and I recently took a jaunt to Strasbourg with our German “family”, the Joerchels, to eat in a cozy little bistro in the heart of Petite France, the canal district of Strasbourg. Here’s a sample of the architecture and atmosphere of Petite France.

 

 

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The Top 10 Restaurants in French-Speaking Switzerland

By Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Permalink

I compiled this list of the top 10 restaurants in French-speaking Switzerland from the March 28, 2013, issue of the French-language magazine L’Hebdo.

  1. Hôtel de Ville – Benoît, Crissier
  2. Domaine de Châteauvieux, Satigny
  3. Hôtel Terminus – Didier de Courten, Sierre
  4. L’Ermitage de Bernard Ravet, Vufflens-Le-Château
  5. Le Pont de Brent, Brent
  6. Le Cerf, Cossonax
  7. Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Le Chat Botté, Geneva
  8. Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Anne-Sophie Pic, Lausanne
  9. Georges Wenger, Le Noirmont
  10. Denis Martin, Vevey

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Food News Daily: September 14, 2011

By Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Permalink

Mainstream Anglo Media and Press

From Russia with lovage – Moscow leads gastro revolution, The Guardian

Restaurant gambles on fish cooked in 2000-year-old sea water, The Sydney Morning Herald

Tipping the Balance for Kitchen Scales, The New York Times

The Ten Commandments of restaurant behavior, redux, The Seattle Times

Spiced Apple Pudding Cake With Caramel Sauce, The Washington Post

Poor pub hygiene link to rise in gastric infections, The Independent

Best of the Anglo Food and Travel Blogs and Sites

Meals For Our Soldiers: Fuel, Feed or Fatten?, Civil Eats

Roasted Asparagus with Cherry Balsamic Glaze, 6 Bittersweets

October Unprocessed 2011, Eating Rules

6th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress, Star Chefs

Chocolate Crepes with Orange-&-Chocolate Sauce, Kitchen Daily

Google’s Zagat Acquisition: Yelp Help for Restaurants, All Business

Food Photography

Strawberries, Cook Republic

Una Video-introduzione al Food Styling, Foodografia

Alternative Press/Sites

Eating While Black: How I Navigate Watermelon, Fried Chicken, and Frozen Yogurt, GOOD

California Defied Own Scientists With Pesticide Approval, Mother Jones

Jonathan Stich, Restaurant Delivery Farmer: A Week In The Life (Food Informants), Huffington Post

World

Nestlé: 200 M$ pour une nouvelle usine en Indonésie, Soho Choc

Smoky Curacha Cakes, 80 Breakfasts

Poire pochée à la crème de caramel et ses croustillants au chocolat, 750 grammes

Homemade Granola, Baker Street

Braised eggplant with pork, Hanoi Street Food

 

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Food News Daily: September 5, 2011

By Monday, September 5, 2011 Permalink

Mainstream Anglo Media and Press

5 Ayurvedic mocktails, Times of India

Where Budding Magnates Experiment With Recipes, The New York Times

Secrets of a Blue-Ribbon Brewmaster (a woman!), The Wall Street Journal

Fast food goes gourmet: Fast food chains are trying to gain new market share with ‘gourmet’ products. Have any of them won you round?, The Guardian

Time called on gastropubs: Last orders for metro foodies as hard times see a move back to the bar stool, The IndependentHow to expand your kids’ diets, Seattle Times


Monsanto Corn Falls to Illinois Bugs as Resistance Probe Widens, Bloomberg

Beer as an Ingredient, The New York Times

Market Driven, Oaxaca-Style: In Oaxaca, Mexico, fresh, locally grown food is not a “movement,” but a way of life, The New York Times

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Best of the Anglo Food and Travel Blogs and Sites

Irene’s damage not ‘overrated’ for farmers, Grist

The World’s Most Tech-Savvy Boutique Hotels, The Next Web

Peachy keen: How to pick a peach, Culinate

Lemon Cucumber Cocktail, Leite’s Culinaria

Eat Well, Spend Less: Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples, Simple Bites

World

Dad’s Favorite Date Slice, Inside Cuisine

A Few Healthy Pickle Recipes – Green Chili Pepper with Chickpea Flour and Spices, Lite Bite

Lemongrass shrimp, Rasa Malaysia

Alternative Press/Sites

Irene’s damage not ‘overrated’ for farmers, Grist

 Are IQ and vegetarianism linked?, PubMed

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Chartres, Easy Getaway from Geneva: Restaurant St-Hilaire

By Sunday, December 5, 2010 Permalink


Chartres, Easy Getaway from Geneva: Restaurant St-Hilaire

Rambling ’round France: Chartres Cathedral, a Gothic wonder

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makes for an easy, affordable weekend jaunt. There is no lack of things to do.

The Gothic cathedral is of course, the main thing to see, and you can easily spend 2 days just exploring that.

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Restaurant Review: Café Berra, Monthey, Switzerland

By Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Permalink

Podcast restaurant review of Café Berra in the village of Choëx in the hills above Monthey, Switzerland.

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