Hossegor… How Did I Miss You!

Travel By August 23, 2017 No Comments

It took 25 years of marriage to finally travel to the region where my husband spent his childhood vacations: Hossegor. Not that I didn’t like it, or I thought it wasn’t interesting…and it was certainly not because I wanted to make him unhappy. Do I look like I’m a bad wife? But after hearing the same story over and over again, I felt like I myself spent my own vacations there.


Zucchini Prosciutto Tart

Cooking a la Dina By August 18, 2017 No Comments

It’s zucchini season! Of course, we can buy them all year long, but the zucchini season starts in May and lasts until October, at least on the north side of the hemisphere.
The zucchini lovers will enjoy this recipe. It’s super easy to make, but to fully succeed, it’s very important to let the zucchinis rest long enough to release their water. Otherwise, the dough will be soaked and you’ll have a soggy tart.



7th arrondissement, Paris By June 6, 2017 No Comments

Tomy Gousset, as his name does not quite indicate, is a Cambodian-born French chef and the owner of TOMY & Co. I met my friend Debbie Kobayashi (who has contributed to this blog) for lunch during my last stay in Paris, and she was in charge of finding a place that was simple and yet appropriate for the foodies that we are, and she found an absolute gem!


Gaggan by Anand Gaggan

Travel By May 30, 2017 2 Comments

Oh-my-word! This restaurant is mind blowing! I was not expecting this level of creativity and inventiveness, not only in terms of presentation and conceptualization of the dishes but also in their eye-popping tastes and flavors. It’s one WOW after another. It’s worth it (or almost) to get on a plane to Bangkok for just a night, brave the jet lag, just to try Gaggan!


Miss Paradis In New York City

New York, Soho By May 23, 2017 2 Comments

Philippe Starck is for me the most surprising and inspiring architect and designer of all time. I have seen many of his works in many different cities, and his restaurants always have a vibrant and elegant atmosphere. Some are more eccentric, like Miss Kō on George V in Paris, some are more elegant, like Bon on rue de la Pompe in Paris as well, and some others are more fun like the Mama Shelter in Bordeaux.

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