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PERMANENT HUNGER RECOMMENDS – RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN PARIS

by Marilyn Z. on July 1st, 2014

This is a list of my favourite bars and restaurants in Paris organised by Arrondissement. I will be updating it regularly and I would love to get recommendations of new places to try. 1st Arrondissement: Takara, 14 rue Molière: Really delicious Japanese restaurant with a...

No Comments  Eating out, Paris

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IN DEFENCE OF FROZEN FOODS

by Marilyn Z. on April 15th, 2014

Yesterday, I cooked the best dish I have made in a while and the entire recipe was made from frozen foods. It was a Bisque aux pétoncles et légumes du printemps, a Scallop bisque with spring vegetables. Now this may not seem like such a...

1 Comment  Beautiful foods, Mother knows best, Paris, The lab

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EDIBLE ENDEARMENTS

by Marilyn Z. on March 17th, 2014

When I was 9, our school bus driver, Maalim Georges, taught every kid on the bus a little trick. Every time he saw a pretty lady walking down the street, he would unleash the full power of his vehicles melodic horn, after which all the...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Side orders

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5 IPHONE APPS FOR WHEN IN PARIS

by Marilyn Z. on February 26th, 2014

I moved to Paris in April of last year and as things go I haven’t really had the chance to enjoy the city. When I decided to take a week off this February I knew that it would be split between reading and walking. I...

1 Comment  Paris, Travel

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[VIDEO OF THE WEEK] THE SOUND OF TASTE

by Marilyn Z. on January 25th, 2014

“The intention being to create an audiovisual feast.” Schawrtz went to the Grey London agency asking them to show people what their Flavor shots line felt like. It resulted in a visually beautiful colourful representation as bags of spices explode in slow motion in phase...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Video of the week

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WHERE TO FIND LABNEH AND OTHER LEBANESE CRAVINGS IN PARIS

by Marilyn Z. on September 18th, 2013

Until I moved to France, I had spent most of my time as an expat living in Montreal. If you’ve so much as dipped a toe in Montreal, then you know about the infamous Marché Adonis, the Lebanese grocery store, that carries everything from arabic...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Paris, Side orders, Travel

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22 THINGS TO HAVE IN THE PANTRY
OF YOUR NEW APARTMENT

by Marilyn Z. on June 19th, 2013

Food was certainly on my mind when I weighed in the pros and cons of moving to Paris. Before I actually stepped into my 20 square meter appartement and realised my shoe rack back home was bigger than my new fridge, I fantasised about sunday...

5 Comments   Montreal, New York, Paris, Travel

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LESSONS IN LEBANESE WINES WITH SALIM HELEIWA

by Marilyn Z. on June 19th, 2013

I met Mr Heleiwa slightly more than a year ago during my first visit to Zabad. Those of you who are readers of the blog might remember that the restaurant was one of my favorites and part of my love for this eatery came from...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Video of the week

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GRILLED FISH FOR BREAKFAST –
THE SOUR EDITION

by Marilyn Z. on June 11th, 2013

I was recently invited by friends of mine to spend the weekend in Sour. It was their beautiful daughter’s birthday and a good excuse to spend a weekend in their hometown. They booked for us in a charming hotel, right by the sea. Al Fanar...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Travel

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WHAT TO THINK OF LUXURY CINEMAS?
THE EMPIRE PREMIERE TAKE

by Marilyn Z. on March 21st, 2013

Last week I was invited to the opening of Empire Cinema’s new Empire Premiere experience in the completely revamped Sodeco Cinemas. All I knew about the place was that it was another shot at another VIP theater and that the catering was courtesy of Sushi...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out, Face off, Side orders


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