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July 02, 2007


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Oh, macaroons - one funny memory about them doesn't really have to do with the food at all, but the mishearing of a mother's admonishment. My mom's Visayan, so whenever she got frustrated with me (or the other children), she would say "Basit mu karon" (You're going to get it!), and I would always hear that as "basket of macaroons". Needless to say, I really never got into eating macaroons...

The croissant and gelato looked SOOOOO good. sigh. I want to go to Paris!

Even without the pics of your food at Aux Lyonnaise, your descriptions were still hunger-inducing. I want to go to Paris too!

Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats Hoooooo!

I did not like Paris the first time I went, most likely because I was on a strict budget and could not indulge in the delicacies of the city. On my second trip I really found out that I loved the food, especially in the patasseries and the boulangeries and would love to go back again.
But as far as French wine - bleh. Daddy no like Bordeaux.

Eh, I don't get the whole macaron buzz either. The last time, at the chocolate buffet at the Sofitel in Saigon, I tried multiple ones and they were just bleh to me. As for the croissants, Costco really? I've never had crisp croissants from there, always soft. I'm a fan of the Lee's Sandwiches 50 cent croissants myself.

Psst! Orangina is sold at Trader Joe's and Albertson's.

Ed, that's a funny story. For most of my life I thought my mother was yelling some sort of gibberish with "I Seuss Maryhosit" whenever she was surprised by something. Turns out she was yelling "Jesus Mary and Joseph!".

Hi Steamy, the croissant was just so-so. But the Pozzetto gelato was outstanding.

TK, impressive ThunderCats yell.

Hurst, I'm not a wine guy and I'm not gonna pretend to be, but I know there is more to French wine than just Bordeaux. I'm glad we brought you guys an Italian bottle though.

WC, I think I like Costco croissants because they are soft. I'm a weirdo. And my wife kept telling me that we could get Orangina in the States, but I didn't believe her. She, and you, are right though and I actually just bought some from BevMo.

I enjoyed reading your gastronomic highlights! Mmmm...love eating in France, they sure know how to do it right :)

I loves me some Orangeeeeena. :)

I was also disappointed by the croissants at Gosselin. Like why make a poopy croissant? So weird! It was one of the worst I had eaten in Paris. But the bread was good, oh yeah.

Aw, I like Mi-Va-Mi more than it's rival across the street.

Annd lastly, macarons aren't for everyone. BUT I WILL EAT BUCKETS OF THEM! BWHAAHHA! PH has the best flavors in my opinion, although not everyone likes the texture and some people think his are too sweet. But man, get the right flavor and it's so gooood...


Joey, thanks for the comment. Yes, Parisians definitely know how to eat.

Robyn, if I'm ever in paris again, I will definitely try Mi-Va-Mi and PH. Nothing beats Pozzetto!

one of my favorite destination,PARIS!!! i want to go there again.

We live in New Caledonia, a French territory--French food. On its own, French food is great especially in its simplicity & being "homey". Though sometimes, one just hankers for something more exotic or exciting. Breads are the best; hubby is Aussie & we are just learning to appreciate French wine. Bordeaux is a safe bet, as with beaujolais, pinot noir. No plans to be a wine expert but with the prices of wines here (super cheap!) even from the best chateaus, it won't surprise us if we do end up being (a bit) connoisseurs. French wine is not bleh per se; but it does take getting used to like we did. BTW, a magnum of Moet can be had for US$100. ;-)_

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