We stumbled in l'intention, a little restaurant a few blocks from our hotel in Paris. It couldn't have had more than 8 tables and the menu changed every day offering a small selection of the best available ingredients of the day. Here are some photos from our meal there.
Mackerel rillette with Tons of fresh dill.
La rascasses (scorpion fish) in a saffron broth with summer squash.
Duck with roasted figs and radicchio.
Cheese including raw milk Camembert! It was divine! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Biodynamic farming is a polycultural and holistic method of growing crops. It advocates for the use of a complete energy cycle on the farm, from earth to plant to animal and back. One in which the quality of the soil, plant, and produce is equated to the energy cycle within the entire ecosystem. It emphasizes the whole plant, encompasses the entire yearly calendar, and aims to strengthen the relationship between the plant and all energy influences, solar, lunar, astrological, etc. It uses a calendar which explains the best time to stimulate and treat each part of the plant in order to result the best effect. Biodynamic farming also allows for experimentation within given principles and practices so a farmer can tailor to the needs of his own estate. ~David Mitchell, Violette Wine Imports
Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music. ~Julia Child
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch. ~James Beard
I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host. ~Dorothy Parker
While it is true that many people simply can't afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we've somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority. ~ Michael Pollan