Comments: Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad


I get soooo hungry reading this blog! I am obsessed with cooking and technique and style. Too bad I'm too old for culinary school!!!!

Do you have a favorite food market in Paris? Definitely want to pack picnics while there.

I should have said "street" market. Not market as in store :)

Lu, you are never too old for culinary school! If I don't do it before then, I'm planning on spending a good part of my retirement on cooking classes and auditing university courses. My mom recently did the University of Philadelphia's "semester at sea" - TWICE!

As for markets, they are all pretty good in my opinion. There is an organic one in the Batignolles neighborhood and also one down in the sixth. The market I know best is the one at Auteuil in the 16th: it's small but has a very good selection including a fantastic honey producer.

You can see a complete list of the markets on this site:

Happy hunting!

Meg, you took the words "Lu, you are never too old for culinary school!" right out of my mouth. Another approach is to contact a local chef and offer to work for free. You might be suspired who will give you a shot. Start with the best restaurants in your area and work your way down the list.

I have to say that I wish I had found the courage to try an internship/stage in a good restaurant pre-baby. Here in Europe we have five weeks of holiday and it would have been easy to take time for it. But now I can't imagine spending them away from the boy. Guess it will have to wait until he hits puberty! :)

Hi! Nope, no wine. Just really good olive oil, garlic, good chunky salt, fresh ground pepper and balsamic vinegar. Perhaps it was the balsamic that gave it the "winey" effect? The plastic bag, timing and squishing exactly the same!!!
I so wish I had a bbq at home, like I did in the US. Food and veggies in particular are so great straight from the grill. (Must check out all the rumors I've heard about laws preventing the use of bbq's on parisian balconies.)

Aha! You are right, it was the dark vinegar that led me astray. They were delicious!!

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