- @AnnecyFoodChick on Twitter, Missouri, United States
- May 30
- I’m a hard-core foodie tourist who loves to cook as well as eat and I write about the food markets and interesting ingredients I find when I travel. Three years ago in Barcelona I visited the Mercado La Boqueria and swooned over the wonderful selection of fresh produce and artisanal meats. In 2010, I returned to Paris with my family and introduced them to some of the food experiences that influence my own cooking.
Last November I spent three days in Lyon, France and had a wonderful foodie adventure. The Quai Saint Antoine Market and Les Halles de Lyon are NOT to be missed! I rented an apartment in the old town, Vieux Lyon, and cooked the great flavors I found while shopping.
MY RECENT POSTS
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May 11, 2012 07:38AM
- Post-Exercise Restoration
May 04, 2012 06:26PM
- Fun with Spaghetti Squash
March 18, 2012 01:12PM
- Crispy and Cheesy
February 22, 2012 08:16AM
- I Heart Lyon
December 17, 2011 07:46PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Congratulations, girl!
As a lifelong overweight
woman, I read
in your story a
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- “I'm with the crowd, this
is truly fascinating and fun.
FYI, Mary Queen of
February 06, 2011 08:46AM
- “I watched about ten
minutes of the original show
America and I have to
January 22, 2011 01:49PM
- “But Mary! You DID make a
tradition...your kids will
forget the attempt at
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- “Beautiful colors, L!
Here in St. Louis we're in
the maples look
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- MY LINKS
Several posts ago I discussed my decision to take action about my weight and fitness levels after a near-disaster from taking Celebrex to manage my osteoarthritis pain. After two years of diet and exercise I lost 86 pounds, and then hit the dreaded plateau. My digital scale hung in limbo for… Read full post »
Let me open this with a shout-out to all the clients of our trainer, Irish Mike. There was a call for recipes from one of the gang so I thought I’d share…
This is my favorite after-workout soup; it’s fast, has a ton of flavor and it’s rehydrating after a… Read full post »
A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner out with a friend at Eleven Eleven Mississippi, an extremely nice restaurant here in St. Louis. We had the prix fixe menu and one of the items reintroduced me to a vegetable I hadn’t thought about in a while—spaghetti squash. Since I… Read full post »
Hrm…grilled cheese. Even though one tries to eat sensibly, sometimes you just gotta have it. There’s a true comfort level in Wonder Bread with cellophane-wrapped American slices browned in a cast-iron pan. Toastier is all the better to soak up the tomato soup.
That was fine when I was… Read full post »
It’s post-vacation letdown…I’ve been back a few weeks and have recovered from the last granules of jet lag. In November I treated myself to a trip to Lyon and Paris, France. It was a FANTASTIC vacation despite some glitches that could have been big problems:
Madrid Airport: I had… Read full post »
Pork Hocks with French Lentils
One of my early posts on this blog was all about braised beef shanks; I wrote poetically about how that dish is a wonderful cold-weather food that can be placed on the back burner of the stove (or in a slow cooker) and left for… Read full post »
I know it has looked as though I’ve abandoned my blog because my postings have fallen off dramatically. However—I have a very good reason.
In 2009 I made my pilgrimage trip to Barcelona and while there, I developed a case of plantar fasciitis in my right foot… Read full post »
You may recall that my last post was a rant about the price of “artisan” bread and a vow to try making my own baked goods. My first bread experiment was a brioche, which turned out nicely and I have quite a bit cubed up in the freezer awaiting use for… Read full post »
I have hit a wall.
The recent Salon.com column on a $1K box of “heirloom” vegetables on auction at Southby’s caused me to completely throw up my hands in consternation and declare, “I’m out”. This fad reverence of foodie-ism has gone as far as I care for it to go.… Read full post »
Maybe it’s because I’ve been attending a few underground dinners lately, but it’s my opinion that in terms of food-fashion, the tasting menu is becoming the new tapas.
This concept occurred to me when I was thinking about how I could reciprocate for an invitation from my fr… Read full post »
So, as you can guess, since this commentary is a two-parter that the action on the program wasn’t contained within an hour’s broadcast. Oh, no! Top Chef France fans get to enjoy their weekly fix for a roi-sized two and a half hours. Delicious, but I wasn’t prepared for that and… Read full post »
…same name, same logo, very different game!
There are a lot of things that people associate with a vacation in Paris but watching reality television probably isn’t one of the most common. Truth is, I’m a student of media as well as a rabid foodie so when in France, I like… Read full post »
January. Time to find something fun to do to beat cabin fever. I thought about taking another cooking class so I hit the Web site for our local culinary school, L’Ecole Culinaire. LEC has a public (non-degree) program called “Kitchens with a Mission”, offering classes in core skills… Read full post »
I have to admit to a certain amount of apprehension about including Barcelona on last year’s trip. Truth to tell, I’ve heard both good and bad reviews of this city over the years and though I was curious, I also had some trepidation. I don’t speak much Spanish and only became… Read full post »
The Vieux Nice market has such a charm that it’s difficult to describe in words. Our shopping day started with us walking through the flower section to the herb vendor. On my past visit I was enthralled with it; the scent of all the fresh and dried herbs is the kind… Read full post »
Springtime usually makes me think of a week in Paris, savoring delightful early vegetables and fruits and enjoying the city way ahead of the tourist crowds of “the season”. The weather’s usually a little wet but agreeable. Vacation rentals are still on reduced pricing. And, the wait… Read full post »
When arctic winds hit St. Louis mid-season and slushy snow accumulates on the streets, my first instinct is to huddle by the fireplace with a mug of hot tea and a good book. But I also think it’s the perfect time to invite friends over for food that is simple, nourishing… Read full post »