samedi 6 juin 2009
i was lying in bed this morning, thinking about my impending supermarket trip and creating a mental shopping list. flavored coffee. mmm.
unfortunately... FLAVORED COFFEE DOESN'T EXIST IN PARIS. isn't that sad ? so then, i started making a mental list of all the culinary delights i miss from my beloved united states :
(and then proceeded to cry)
- flavored coffee.
- bagels bagels bagels. i have never eaten a bagel in paris. NEVER. i know i could go to bagels and brownies, this cute little shop near st. placide or a jewish bakery in the marais, but it hasn't happened. there's just not the same bagel reflex here as there is in the US. someone at work asked me once, "if you have something to celebrate, what is the 'croissant' equivalent in the US of treats to bring everyone at work?"... good question, huh. i was hesitating between donuts and bagels. personally, i would go with bagels. mmm. with chives cream cheese. and sprouts and cucumbers. ohhh ok, alki stop.
- anna's taqueria. i will enlarge that to quick, cheap, and tasty mexican food. don't get me wrong, i've searched and there's some decent mexican options (el sol y la luna , la perla , anahuacalli <-- awesome expensive mexican food option by the way !! oh the margaritas .... shoutout to penny and james.) but let's just say that there is a huge business opportunity for taquerias in paris.
- interesting sandwiches. the french concept of a sandwich ("jambon beurre", for example) is a baguette smeared with a bit of butter and 3 pieces of ham in it. maybe a little pickle too. that's it. disappointing, right ? i know. where is the surprise ??
the avocado spread?? the sprouts ?? the honey-roasted turkey?? the pesto spread ?? the tapenade?? ohh, how i long for a turkey sub from bruno's right now. there's cosi (different from the new york one) that is pretty awesome and has killer crumble, and in searching for the address of bagels and brownies, i found this blog article :
i'm totally going to check out all those places, especially LA FERME.
but in any case, let's just say that the frenchies are pretty oblivious to the magical possibilities of a sandwich.
- trader joe's.
- new york style pizza.
- cheetos. and cheezits for that matter.
- kashi cereal.
that's all i can think of right now. i'm sure there's more. i did miss greasy american breakfasts for a while but that longing is easily satisfied by breakfast in america (beth, how many times did you go there in a span of 2 weeks? was it four ? haha).
share you cravings!! we can get through this ... together! maybe we can open a diner that serves mexican food, huge pizzas, cheetos, awesome sandwiches, and flavored coffee. oooh. i like it. we're on to something here.
and finally, just a small update on my garden. it's been approximately one week. and the chives/tomatoes/basil/mint are in good shape. and as for the radish/roquette batch, there's these cute little flowers (ok, maybe otherwise known as weeds, that are sprouting !). all in all, things are looking a-ok. and my morning eggs have been incredibly tasty lately.