4 Seasons

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The iconic Four Seasons restaurant, located in the Mies designed Seagram’s building with a Philip Johnson designed interior of landmark status will be closing July 16th. The restaurant will reopen in a new location within walking distance of the current location. I stopped in last week for lunch and inquired about the new location finding it is a well kept secret, not […]

Amant

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amant [amɑ̃] English translation: Lover The elusive, French dry erase artist, Amant, has struck again! His creative mind brings you a whimsical sketch of my famous winter retreat for snow lovers— Mont G. I hope to bring you more of Amant’s dry erase sketches, until then– À bientôt, j’espère! G-

Le Tour

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It’s that time of year again! The 101st Tour de France will be departing from Yorkshire England Saturday July 5th and continuing through Sunday July 27th with the traditional final 21st Stage finish on the picturesque Champs-Élysées, a total distance of 3,664 kilometres! Mais naturellement—- I will be there handing out Chef G’s ENERGY BARS! With Bernard Hinault as the last Frenchman to win […]

Grand Big Mac…

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The first McDonald’s opened in France in 1972 in a suburb of Paris. The Champs Élysées in Paris, one of the world’s most famous avenues, became home to a McDonald’s restaurant sixteen years later, in 1988. Fast forward to 2014 and a recent post on NPR’s website confirms what I have been fearing, America’s love for fast-food is quickly overtaking traditional french cuisine. NPR reported that an annual […]

Spring?

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Big news! I received this image this morning and it seems spring has finally sprung in Buffalo, New York after a very long, cold winter. Au revoir for now, I must get back to the kitchen. G- Photo courtesy of Michele L. Moses, Chef Grenouille’s Creative Consultant.  

Has Been Under Shower

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Reine and Guy Sammut’s Auberge La Fenière is a wonderful place to stay in the South of France. It also offers two exceptional dining options. The Bistrot La Cour De Ferme, a casual dining experience that frequently combines great food with absolutely fabulous musical entertainment. If you are lucky the featured band will be HBUS, […]

Chocolat

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Chocolat  [ʃɔkɔla] English translation: chocolate Chocolate is the perfect dessert, need I say more? RICHART understands chocolate making and the history of chocolate. RICHART chocolat is delightfully delicious and artfully handmade in Paris, France. Do not be discouraged, it is available mailorder and for those of you living in New York City, a selection of their permanent and seasonal collections, […]

Copyright Michele L Moses 2013

chalumeau

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Chalumeau [ʃalymo] English translation: Blowtorch A Blowtorch is a general purpose tool used to diffuse a flame to apply heat upon an object. It is often used for repairs to a vehicle or structure. However, Chef Plombé, the lovable personal chef to the President of France in my second book “Deux Pastis s’il Vous Plait!” is found wielding […]

sans gluten

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sans gluten [ sɑ̃ ˈɡluːtən ] English translation: gluten-free My very good friend and Creative Consultant, Michele, discovered she was gluten intolerant about six years ago. She discovered this a week before a planned trip to Paris, but was so relieved to discover the root of her digestive problems that she did not miss the […]