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Can Anyone Save French Food?

Can Anyone Save French Food? By MICHAEL STEINBERGER | MARCH 28, 2014 Last year, outraged headlines worldwide announced that as many as 70 percent of the restaurants in France were using ready-made meals produced offsite at large industrial kitchens. The real surprise was that anyone was surprised. Continue reading

NYT: Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs
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NYT: Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs

By LIZ ALDERMANMARCH 22, 2014 French entrepreneurs have been fleeing to other countries, especially England, which some 350,000 now call home. London is a favorite destination for tech entrepreneurs, but other cities have attracted the French as well. France has been losing talented citizens to other countries for decades, but the current exodus of entrepreneurs … Continue reading

A French Guy Caught in Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
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A French Guy Caught in Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

The most amazing part of this film by Banksy is how a French guy (Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash) makes it big in the USA by robbing the British iconic artist of its manner and style… or not. Maybe the French guy is only a new Banksy project, the dreamer’s dream, a living (- and kind of thick) stencil.   What … Continue reading

Quiet Corners of Paris
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Quiet Corners of Paris

Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with historic and architectural details, from stone archways, garden follies, boxwood mazes, ornamental statuary, and stained glass … Continue reading