Friday, April 8, 2011

I Ate Paris

























All food photographed by me (gotta love that iPhone) and consumed by me.

Last time I was in Paris, 21 years ago, it was a case of "do I have a beer or do I eat tonight?".
This time I made up for lost youth experiences.

Time to strap on those running shoes..... once I get over the jet lag. 

Loading up photos in the dead of the night here, when it is really lunch time back in Paris, is fraught with danger. Is jet lag really worse West to East? I can't remember and I am much older this time.

It's going to be a long week.
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PS. Oh and being a Dietitian and all (a rather 'tragic' one at that... I mean really, would any practising Dietitian consume the above?), I did manage to stave off scurvy. It was a cinch.





37 comments:

  1. Food is always one of the best ways to experience the culture when you travel. And it looks like you did Parisian fare justice! Welcome home A-M!

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  2. Welcome home!!

    Doesn't the fresh produce look wonderful!

    You now have the weekend to recover and spend time with your boys.

    V x

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  3. Welcome Home A-M!! It looks like you had a fabulous time!! Those strawberries look absolutely divine!!!

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  4. Jet lag is the pits! Hope you get over yours soon. All those photos sent me running to the fridge for a snack, which is not a good thing at half past midnight! I have a craving for salmon! Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures.
    Clare x

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  5. Thank you! Good to be home. I think? It is hard to come down to earth. Would love to run to the fridge for a midnight snack after loading up this post but it is totally empty. Looks like it is weetbix and UHT milk for breakfast... but I will probably be asleep by then. A-M xx

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  6. So glad you learned your lesson and took full advantage of the gastronomic delights that only Paris can offer! Besides, if you ate lots of fresh fruit that counteracts all of the bad stuff right?! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Kat :)

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  7. Oooh don't...this is making me feel so hungry and there is still another hour until dinner!

    Judging by this alone you had a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

    (PS The name of that soft drink always makes us childishly giggle. Some people never grow up). :D

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  8. A-M welcome home! You were pretty close to me! All that food looks so good. I hope you had a great time.Cant wait to hear about all your fun. Julie in Holland :)

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  9. Welcome home A-M, what fabulous choices you had. Live France.

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  10. Welcome Home A-M! What wonderful food! I am very new to blogging and have thoroughly enjoyed thehousethatA-Mbuilt. Can't wait to hear more of your trip to heaven.

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  11. You have just made me so hungry! My tea and toast just doesn't cut it! Welcome back. ;-)

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  12. LOL. I wish I hadn't read this post before breakfast - am now starving!

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  13. Oh My Goodness! What beautiful food. How would you choose? I think I would have everything - and wear stretch waist pants or a big loose dress.

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  14. Ooh la la!

    That is one delicious post!

    I had some of my most memorable meals in Paris - I will never forget the small brasserie where the staff spoke not a word of English, and I sat at a sidewalk table, alone (I travelled Europe alone for a month in 2007 - BLISS), and knew what to order thanks to my extensive research on Trip Advisor.
    It was a beef and red wine stew - absolutely amazing.

    *sigh*

    I always find the jetlag coming home the worst ;)

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  15. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
    Glad you had a different experience this time (although good times are made with beer and backpacking I imagine). Maybe in life we can re-visit places and people, but just by taking a different approach, we gain a whole new perspective.
    I am really looking forward to your next posts.
    Have a wonderful weekend- enjoy your rest and fabulous memories!
    Leticia xx

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  16. Viva la France!! The food looks incredible! It's lunch time here in NZ and I am now officially ravenous thanks to your wonderful photos (oh dear!) ;)

    It looks like you had an amazing trip...welcome back!

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  17. No such thing as dieting in Paris!
    Every delectable shot has me drooling.
    Poor darling, jetlag is the pits. I need to give myself 2weeks these days to recover from a long haul flight. Just go with it and accept you will feel like the living dead for awhile :)
    xx

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  18. Welcome home A-M!!!

    That all looks so gorgeously delicious! Yum!!!

    B

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  19. Well A-M Paris sure looks yummy

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  20. i am no hungry for breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, coffee, dessert. thanks.

    x
    janet

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  21. I 'll take the pic of jam filled doughnuts and all the berries and smile for a week x

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  22. You funny, funny girl, A-M. I just love seeing your humour sparkling away. Your trip has done you the power of good. J x

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  23. Ahh the memories that have come flooding back. The day I left I had some more time to wander and bought a lemon meringue pie (small that is) from a patisserie, sat on the grass under the eiffel tower and just people watched-perfect.

    I have found flying to the US much worse for jetlag. So glad you enjoyed Paris (who wouldn't)

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  24. Welcome home. Jet lag is awful! Hope it improves soon. Emma. xx

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  25. You certainly did eat Paris, good on you!! I haven't been to Paris for 14 years, since our honeymoon which was beautiful but on a budget (we were mere Uni students, children) so next time, we're doing it with gusto & most likely 4 teenage children. Oh yum, even my son saw the cream on that cafe & gasped, mmmm. Love Posie

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  26. I heard the Dukan diet is huge in Paris and now I know why.

    Welcome back down to earth A-M. So lovely to have you back!

    It's lunchtime and I am about to pass out after over-indulging in your pics x

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  27. I think I got to photo 3 and my arteries started hardening! Oh yum, to be surrounded by all those calories.

    Glad to hear you're back in the land of Oz, even if your clock is a little out of whack.

    Have a restful weekend.

    Jennifer xx

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  28. I want to go back to France right now...
    All of that food looks divine!

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  29. I am licking my chops and green with envy.

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  30. WEll, welcome back! I have to comment on this post to say thank you for sharing those beautiful pics...some yummy eats! I hope you had a great trip, although I be t the boys are glad to have you back!!! I bet they missed their mum!

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  31. I'm in shock. 12 children were killed yesterday in Rio de Janeiro in a school. It was the first time that happened in Brasil, despite all urban violence. Never there was this kind of tragedy here. A prayer by the children and their families.

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  32. You have made me hungry! :-)

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  33. Hi A-M.
    So envious of your holiday to Paris. It looked wonderful as did the food. Just looking at it is putting kilos on me. x

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  34. I don't blame you! The food looks fabulous

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  35. Haha! You are funny! I've been reading your blog for ages & didn't know you were a Dietitian! So am I (but more often than not wish I was an interior designer, or an architect or a journalist or a florist! Anything but a food Nazi!hope u enjoyed every last bite A-M! LovT

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx