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Delightful French and Scandinavian Fare at Måurice Luncheonette in Portland

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Maurice Black Pepper Cheesecake.Anna Brones

When I was recently in Portland I finally got the chance to eat at Måurice, and I was utterly charmed. So much so that I wrote about it over on Foodie Underground.

It’s a sweet space with French and Scandinavian influences, in both the decor and the food. I think I liked it so much because it felt so authentic; nothing was forced, it was all done simply out of love. And of course, everyone wears stripes and they serve fika, what’s not to love?

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June 9, 2015 at 08:27

Sexism in the Food Industry… in French

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Alors que les femmes cuisinent beaucoup, elles ne le font pas, culturellement parlant, dans un contexte professionnel.

When Julia Tissier got in touch with me I had a bit of a freak out.

She’s the editor of a new online magazine called Cheek, a French publication that focuses on modern feminist issues (think: portrayal of women in the media, etc.) It’s smart and savvy.

“We’d love to have you contribute to Cheek since you write about food topics,” she wrote in an email. Note that this was all in French.

“Um, sure. You ready to edit?”

Fortunately she was.

We went back and forth a bit, and decided that I should address the issue of women in the restaurant industry. “Oh god, I’m going to write a feminism piece in French?” I thought to myself.

I did and the result is the first thing substantial thing I have written in French (emails do not count) since college. It’s a look at gender roles and sexism in the food industry, particularly in response to the recent Time “Gods of Food” article. If you’re French is up to par, you can read it here.

Moral: challenge yourself, it’s good for you.

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December 7, 2013 at 02:50

Friday Photo: Simple Life in the French Countryside

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French table

There is beauty in simplicity. A glass bottle for water. A table in the sun. Weather worn chairs.

In the heart of the French Riviera, I’m taken to explore an organic farm. The earth tilled by horses, the rows of grapevines and olive trees soaking up the southern French sun. There’s a picnic table at the top of the hill, overlooking the valley that the house and farm sits on. Everything stops. The only sounds that of the chickens in the coop and the occasional goat. This is beautiful simple living.

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February 22, 2013 at 04:49

She Dares

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elle dare – elle ose – she dares

The French and English combination may have been completely unintentional, but the message rang true regardless.

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March 21, 2012 at 13:54

Aimer…

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“Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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October 2, 2011 at 11:13

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Today I’m Dreaming Of…

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Paris.

La vie en français.

Un café crème.

Une promenade au soleil.

 

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February 8, 2011 at 17:43

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Paris, tu me manques.

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Oh how this makes we want to hop on a plane and do a study abroad program all over again.

Via: Prêt à voyager

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January 31, 2011 at 16:50

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Stuff Parisians like…

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It only took a little bit before people started knocking off the popular Stuff White People Like — the author did get a very expensive book deal after all. But I think I just came across my favorite one: Stuff Parisians Like. Maybe it’s having lived in France, maybe it’s having a good friend living in Paris or maybe it’s just liking cultural stereotypes, but this blog really is pretty funny.

An excerpt from “Compaining”:

While the French have gained a much deserved reputation for complaining a lot, Parisians take this art to a higher level. In Paris, enthusiasm is considered a mild form of retardation. If you are happy, you must be stupid. On the other hand, if you complain, you must be smart.

A beautiful Parisian syllogism is at hand here: the person who complains is the person who spotted the problem. The person who spotted the problem is the smart person. Therefore, the person who complains is the smart person.

Love it…

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August 11, 2008 at 19:43