Holy moly, I've already been in Europe for over two months!
I feel a iron grip on my chest sometimes when I try to write a blog post, so I am going to compromise by doing a photo post of the food I've been eating, since day one. Forgive my imperfect memory. Two months is a lot of food.
First meal in Paris. Duck (meat and liver), some sort of potato stack, and pain perdu with baked apples and figs. La Coupole.
Casual meal at home. Foie gras, rillettes, toasted baguette.
Gallette des Rois (flaky pastry and almond paste). Home.
Des croquettes de poisson, shrimp, rice. Home.
Petite briochette. Brioche Dorée.
I honestly can't remember what kind of meat, but it was good. Le Bœuf Sur Le Toit.
My grandfather had oysters and I tried them. Le Bœuf Sur Le Toit.
Profiteroles. (Not pictured: piping hot chocolate sauce covering them all) Le Bœuf Sur Le Toit.
First (of many) Nutella crêpes. Parc Monceau.
Magnum bar. Home.
Rest stop desserts on the way to Sancerre. Lemon meringue, tarte aux framboises.
Entrée of foie gras, potatoes, and salad. Hotel in Chavignol.
Toast, rice, tomato sauce, sausage. Cooking for myself in my apartment at Cœur de France.
Odd paté of chicken, asparagus, and some other sort of meat. Charcuterie de Sancerre.
Homemade tarte aux oignons. Cooking class at Cœur de France.
Cooking and studying. Blini, fresh spinach from the market, turkey, turkey sausages.
Fancy michelin star restaurant in Sancerre: La Tour. Top(L-R): Beautiful plates, aperitif with soy sesame crackers and I forget what else, some warm frothy, spinach soupy thing with mussels. Mid(L-R): Rissotto with apples and celery and parmesan and potatoes, chevre Chavignol ravioli in a soy-saucey broth, some sort of VERY soft and tender and DELISH beef with potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Bottom(L-R): Cheese course--they brought a huge cart out to choose what we wanted--the highlight was the soupy Mont d'Or, dessert with paper-thin chocolate and vanilla wafers and some sort of fruit jam and chocolate mousse, coconut meringues with lychee sorbet and grapefruit slices.
Lasagna. Some restaurant in Sancerre.
Another Nutella crêpe. Always.
Cooking for myself! Marinara penne, sausage, spinach.
Cherishing the jar of Skippy peanut butter I packed in my suitcase.
Made myself a hearty breakfast. Spinach omelette, english muffins.
Second cooking class. Salade sucrée-salée: endives, walnut hearts, golden apple, Conté cheese, cream and vinegar. Ham and cheese quiche. Homemade profiteroles with chocolate sauce and ice cream.
Another Nutella crêpe. Marché en plein air. Happiness flowers.
Smoked salmon tartare with zuchini and apple. Cucumber slices. Home.
Salade chavignol chaude (Fresh baked goat cheese on toast). Andouillette. Not a fan. (Also tried my grandfather's tête de veau. NEVER AGAIN.) Same hotel in Chavignol.
Tuna carpaccio, crab salad. Dinner at home.
Croque Monsieur and salad. Little bar, boulevard Raspail.
Raspberry millefeuille. Musée d'Orsay.
Splurge Revenge marathon night featuring the local boulangerie and charcuterie. Pizza slice, zucchini scone, cookie, vanilla eclair.
Tartine with cheese and white sauce, forget the details.
ENTRECÔTE! Classic Paris.
Double birthday cake action for my little cousins, Emma and Anaïs.
Homemade marzipan cake with blood orange garnish. WIZO cooking class with my aunt.
Cooked dinner for my whole family (with help from my cousin assistant chef, Sienna). Same salad from Sancerre. Penne marinara with broccoli, zucchini, carrots. Brussels sprouts. (Not pictured: cinnamon apple crumble.) Success!
First even Ramen with my uncle Chichou.
Fancy lunch with my aunt. Squash, mozarella, candied granola, pesto. Lamb and steak fries.
My favorite sandwich of all time. Le Parisien: baguette, butter, ham.
Raspberry macaron with SORBET as filling.
Fancy dinner with my grandparents and the couple I live with. Foie gras. Salmon.
Gaufre Nutella banane. Crêperie across from the Eiffel Tower.
Falafel from the "best falafel in Paris" right before they closed for Shabbat. So good!
Onion soup. Sausage and fries. l'Authre Bistrot.
After theatre dinner. Meatballs of some kind of bird and greens. Lamb chops with white bean purée. Edouard VII Theatre.
Macha boba. Tea by Thé, across from the Louvre.
Japanese dinner in Saint Germain. Entrée: Miso soup with mushrooms. Cole slaw type salad. Edamame. Plat: Avocado and cooked tuna maki. Chicken gyoza.
Wow, as I was making this post, I remembered so many AMAZING meals that I forgot to photograph, but this is a pretty good start I think. Mmmm, now I'm hungry. Lunch time!