I’m here to admit that I have a thing – a big thing – for food and Paris.
Anyone who knows me knows this already. 0% surprise on that admission.
Back in the olden days of 2011-2012, I kept a blog to stay connected with friends and family back home and give updates on my life happenings in Paris. With time, nearly all of those happenings involved food, and it ended up as a food blog masquerading as a personal blog.
Look, there I am, digging for food.
I created a whole new site and changed the name because I’m way more excited about writing about all the great places to eat in Paris than I am about writing about myself.
The process of researching restaurants before any trip to Paris is what ultimately led to me becoming such a food lover. I started reading other Paris food blogs and sites like Chowhound, spending embarrassing amounts of time, hours and hours, reading about restaurants so that I could narrow it down to a few during a quick Paris visit.
The more you start discovering about this culinary world and its breadth, the more you want to try, and soon my restaurant, bakery, pastry, & chocolate shop list was so long that I had to move here.
And I’m so glad I did. That’s my office building, by the way. Pinch, pinch.
Ultimately, the love affair with Paris is what led to this love affair with food, and the truth is that it’s now one of the things I’m most interested in and passionate about. I always take food pictures because I like having the memory of great dishes (and because food is pretty), and those pictures sit in a folder to gather digital dust.
But no more. I need an appropriate outlet for all this food excitement, which is why a Paris food blog makes sense.
Since I have the privilege of living in one of the greatest culinary cities on the planet, why not document those experiences in case others want to know more about where to eat, or are potentially on the verge of becoming food-obsessed and need just a few more restaurant reviews to push them over the edge?
Do these cupcakes make you want to move to Paris? Just think about it. Take your time. I ate a cupcake while you were thinking about it.
Anything before this post will be from nearly two years ago, and not always about food. Moving forward, it will be 98% food-related, with 1% travel & 1% non-edible Paris thrown in. The same sort of Paris tales as before, just with a central theme of eating.
I feel better already. All these food photos can finally see the light of day.
I hope friends from home will still check in every now and then to see what’s going on in Paris, even if you don’t care about food. I’ll try to keep it interesting.