Paris is always full of surprises and, when on our way to Dehillerin, we discovered that the Metro system is no exception when we stumbled upon l’Allée du Recyclage/Recycle Alley in the Palais Royal  station near the Louvre.  At the meeting of lines 1 and 7, the station is the most frequented in Paris, home to several boutiques and steps away from the celebrated museum, so when Fabrice Peltier decided to do something about garbage, this was the place to go…. Read more »

An icon of the restaurant supply world, E. Dehillerin has been the go-to place for professional chefs in Paris since it first opened in 1820.  Still family-run, the tightly packed store offers every tool and gadget a cook could possibly need to achieve greatness in the kitchen, or at least feel great in the kitchen. Located on Rue Coquillière in the 1st, near Les Halles of course, the store is a mecca for passionate home cooks (read tourists) as well…. Read more »

The boys and I headed up to Montmatre to visit La Basilique du Sacré Couer of course, and also to seek out a restaurant my chef friend, Jon, from  La Verriere in Crestet recommended.  First, we had to get there. I love coming across the vintage Metro stops; if only we had known what a workout we would get reaching the thing.  When we exited the train, everyone headed straight for an elevator.  Thinking we might as well earn our lunch,… Read more »