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Pichet Ong Thinks You Should Visit These 10 Paris Bakeries And Patisseries

A city with some serious pastry talent
Dec 17, 2014 9:00 am

New York pastry chef Pichet Ong grew up in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has toured the world extensively in search of the best things to eat (many of them on the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum). Often he finds himself in Paris, where he’ll spend days combing the city for the latest and greatest in the world of baking and pastry. When there, here are 10 of his favorite new wave places.

Where To Eat Szechuan In Los Angeles, Which Is Having A Lip-Tingling Moment

Everything's on fire in the San Gabriel Valley
Dec 16, 2014 1:00 pm

The San Gabriel Valley has long been the destination for mapo tofu, water-boiled fish and other Szechuan dishes. Driven in part by an influx of Chinese residents immigrating and investing in the area, restaurants have been opening here at a rapid clip, with a significant number of them offering specialties straight out of Chengdu.

12 Houston Restaurants: New, Classics, The Best Pho In America?

There are many surprises in this booming food city
Dec 15, 2014 10:30 am

According to chef Justin Yu, Houston is an eating city.  “It’s really based on a lot of cuisines and cultures and people who base their life around coming together and eating,” he told us recently. And while we hear these sentiment of pride often when a local chef starts talking about his community, Yu pretty much hit it on the head. You go to Houston to eat. Period. And eat really, really well. Here are 12 places you should visit.

How A Hip Food Hall Is A Major Part Of The Cultural Renaissance In Marseille

The Provencal port city should be on your radar
Dec 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Marseille? The Provencal port town with the sketchy past? The city you avoided during your holiday stops to nearby Aix-en-Provence or Avignon? Mais non! Marseille is a happening city, boosted by young entrepreneurs tasked with re-building the city using ancient bones.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Traveling To The City Of Bordeaux In 2015

This under-the-radar city is France at its best
Dec 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Mobs of fashionably dressed twentysomethings huddle over excellent wines grown in vineyards just outside of town, nibbling on cutting-edge food prepped by young chefs as the latest indie rock song plays in the background. Friends roll up on bicycles or join in after a run along the riverfront. No, I'm not talking about Portland, Oregon, but Bordeaux, France, which is one of the most exciting cities in Europe right now.

21 Restaurants That Capture The French Esprit in New York City

Parisian, Provencal, patisserie? Here's where to go
Dec 11, 2014 10:00 am

The French connection to New York City is strong and longstanding. There's a colossal neoclassical sculpture in New York Harbor to prove it. Even now, with so much buzz surrounding the flavors of Asia and other regions of Europe, French cuisine still maintains an impressive footprint across the city map. And there's a brasserie to meet every Gallic-inspired impulse that strikes you.

Are Parisians Ready For The Meat Sweats? Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz Says Oui.

The Beast is open for business in the Marais
Dec 10, 2014 3:30 pm

The Beast is not only the name of this trend-setting barbecue restaurant on a quiet “shoe block” in the northern section of the Marais in Paris. It’s the name pitmaster-owner Thomas Abramowicz has given the 4,000 pound, Texas-built wood-fired J&R rotisserie smoker the month-old barbecue pit is build around. And he's putting it to use.

The Hollywood Meet Cute That Led To The Redesign Of Paris Restaurant Frenchie

Corsican knives, vintage lighting, contemporary art
Dec 10, 2014 2:00 pm

The story of how Frenchie became one of Paris's hardest reservations is now fairly well known. Six years ago, Gregory Marchand, who'd cooked at restaurants for Jamie Oliver in London and Danny Meyer in New York, returned to his homeland to open his own place. He made it happen on a shoestring budget on a dreary street called the Rue du Nil, in a former restaurant whose kitchen was walled off save for a hole in the wall from which Marchand would peer out in those early days, assessing how diners were responding to his ambitious, market-driven cooking. This summer, it all changed.

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