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It’s impossible to pick a favorite restaurant in Paris, but here are my staples: Dersou, Clamato, Miznon, Mokonuts, La Buvette, Du Pain et Des Idées, Le Servan, Abri, L’Avant Comptoir and Frenchie Bar à Vin, just to name a few. All of these fantastic spots can be found in the new Le Fooding guide, which came out on November 10 and can be bought here.
DU PAIN ET DES IDEES
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
+33 1 42 40 44 52
32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
+33 1 55 28 51 82
92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
+33 1 83 97 00 00
Francek, 9 Carrefour de l'Odéon, 75006 Paris
+33 1 44 27 07 97
FRENCHIE BAR A VINS
5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
+33 1 40 39 96 19
Mimi is a very famous food blogger and ever since I left France, I tend to miss large family dinners with plenty of food on the table. Mimi's pictures bring me back to those memories, with her delicious dishes and beautiful kitchen. Her book is amazing.
LA FOOD SCENE
Again, it’s impossible to pick just one restaurant in Los Angeles, especially because there are ten different cities within one. The different media outlets all seem to rave about the same spots, so I decided to start my own website, intheloup.la, to share my favorite restaurants:, which at the moment are: Simbal, Sqirl, Dune, Baroo, Madcapra and Gjelina Take Away.
We are incredibly lucky with farmer's markets in Los Angeles. On Wednesdays in Santa Monica and on Sundays in Hollywood, you get to meet passionate producers, and you run into chefs who come pick their produce for the week — they might even give you a tip or two!
Israeli food is my favorite comfort food. I use Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty and Plenty More cookbooks all the time, because I eat mostly plant-based at home. Zahav and Jerusalem are more for dinner parties with friends. I also love Miznon’s (in Paris. See above) burnt cauliflower with tahini sauce, it’s my favorite thing to make when I don’t feel like cooking.