April 29 2010
Nice sunny days… call for eating in the park! The picnic season has begun and everybody is looking for the easy take-away solutions. Meaning of course, at the same time, nice and BIO food to enjoy outside! This is, among other places, to be found at COCOCOOK in the Marais. Here you have a good selection of salads, sandwiches, cakes, delicious homemade granola bars and even some take away dinner meals (these however must be heated). Not all is BIO, so if you are looking for 100% BIO meals you must ask for the different options. May I add… this for an agent also means an end to the season of “feezing” when on location outside, now cases and lunches can be enjoyed in the sun!
A tip: You can order online and COCOCOOK also does home deliveries.
30 Rue Charlot
April 26 2010
How I love that day when you see those first cherry blossoms in full bloom. You know winter is over and spring is here… soon everything turns green and everybody seems to come out from their winter hideaway ready to enjoy the first signs of sun. For this agent it also means buying a new tin of my favorite tea; Sakura – green tea with cherry blossoms. It is so delicate and revitalizing… And of course BIO!
A tip: For a luxurious and very authentic tea ceremony try an afternoon tea on location when you go to buy your tea.
95, rue du Seine
April 22 2010
…a healthy BIO lunch! But not only that, also a very tasty lunch. At Pousse Pousse you come for the food, the decoration is not to exiting, but the whole ambiance of “the love of good and healthy food” results in a great home-cooking feeling. Every day you can choose from a soup, a quiche with green salad including lots of sprouted seeds, the plate of the day with a great mix of all things good … and a few desserts including a raw chocolate cake and ice cream based on banana. The menu is not completely raw, but 100% vegetarian and mostly BIO. Both gluten and diary free meals are possible. And if working on a stressful and exhausting case an agent can get a boost from one of the healthy juices!
A tip: A new clue for the case on deliveries of BIO vegetables and fruits …
At Pousse Pousse you can sign up for a bag of vegetables (or mix of vegetables and fruits) that you can pick up every Tuesday. You pay for 4 weeks at a time, but the good news here is that you don’t have to get it every week. You can pass on the weeks where your schedule doesn’t call for eating in.
Another tip: Want to learn how to cook some of those great raw recipes at home. Pousse Pousse does cooking classes. Sign up for the newsletter in the shop and you’ll be informed on when and where…
7 rue Notre Dame de Lorette
April 20 2010
So it is too hard and time consuming to live BIO, because it is too difficult to find the fruits and vegetables at the supermarket! Not an excuse anymore … now you can have a great basket of greens dropped right at your doorstep. This agent has really wondered why this wasn’t possible in Paris … one thing that’s been missed from my life in Copenhagen. So did a little research on the subject et violá… not only is it now possible, there are several options.
Other than being such a timesaver in a busy life, it also secures that you always eat what’s in season… and the surprise when opening the basket every week…. Ahhh, bliss!
A tip: When stumbling on something not so common and maybe new to you, don’t be frightened be creative!!
April 12 2010
Put on your black hat, hide behind your black shades… go undercover, in disguise, go however you like, but make sure that you go and have a bite of the black wheat. It is an old French tradition to make savory galettes from buckwheat flour. At Breizh café they mix the old Breton cooking traditions with some Japanese style delicacies. Add to that a classic cider and the fact that it is all BIO. What do you have? Yes, one very happy agent. They are open for lunch, they are open for dinner and a very important clue for this one … reservations needed!
A tip: Start your meal with a row of delicious Breton oysters and make sure to try the dessert pancake with the yuzu butter from Bordier (This agent’s favorite butter-maker)
Breizh Café Paris (they have one in Tokyo too!)
109, rue Vieille du Temple
April 3 2010
This month’s restaurant … Le Bistro Paul Bert
Right now I’m reading … The gentlewoman, Issue 1, Spring Summer 2010
Right now I’m listening to … Francoise Hardy, La pluie sans parapluie
This month’s exhibition … YSL at Petit Palais
April 1 2010
…or in Paris! The Italian cuisine is always a great choice. The simple classics made from fresh and always in season vegetables, are exactly what the Italians do so well. And yes, an agent who has done the proper research on the case must of course admit, that the best of Italian is found in Italy. But, but there are some good choices here in Paris too. Happy to announce that you can now indulge in a BIO version of your favorite risotto or pasta. In my little “Japanese” street, where I usually go for my Japanese lunch (check earlier post) I stumbled on a very small restaurant… Italian and BIO. Hmmm… interesting! The name is Crudus. I assembled some fellow agents and went to check it out… not bad at all, but however a very quiet night. The ambiance with very few guests on this particular evening made it a little difficult to exchange confidential information.
A tip: Go for lunch where they offer a lunch menu and the restaurant is packed with the office crowd from the neighborhood.
21 Rue Saint Roch