Rue d'Odessa

Memories and Inspiration for Food, Travel and Life

Restaurant – Les Deux Canailles, Nice, France

July 2012 After the lunch at Alain Llorca with my husband, we were talking to friends about the validity of Michelin starred restaurants, how they get chosen, and what we … Continue reading

16/07/2012 · 2 Comments

Restaurant – La Famiglia, Antibes, France

July 2012 I have yet to fine a better pizza melanzana anywhere in the world, including Italy. I’ve been coming to la Famiglia for over a decade to enjoy the … Continue reading

03/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurants – Alain Llorca, La Colle sur Loup, France

June 2012 The hotel and restaurant l’Alain Llorca in La Colle Loup near Saint Paul de Vence in the Cote d’Azure has a very enviable location. Situated with an outdoor … Continue reading

02/07/2012 · 4 Comments

Book – Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

June 2012 It’s always interesting to read about others in your profession, how they got where they are, their passions, tastes, and aspirations. I’ve always admired Chef Marcus Samuelsson from … Continue reading

29/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Product – San Remo Zucchini and Blossoms, San Remo, Italy

I am writing some posts for a wonderful blog called the ‘logBLOG‘ during the summer. The first article can be found by clicking here. My recipe is below, highlighting the … Continue reading

20/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Products – Creeksong Farm in Watauga County, NC

May 2012 My oldest friend, Anna, and her husband and daughter live on and care for a beautiful organic farm in the hills of Watauga County in North Carolina. I … Continue reading

24/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Kitchen Roselli, East Bend, NC

May 2012 East Bend, NC isn’t a place one is likely to go to because it’s one of those small towns you generally drive through. But there is a local … Continue reading

19/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Product – Burrata cheese from Puglia, Italy

May 2012 I’m a very lucky woman to be living in France and surrounded by wonderful cheeses. However, I can’t help but think if there was a cheese king it … Continue reading

18/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Bar – Chez Jolie, Paris, France

April 2012 Ultimately, Julien and I had under two months to organize and plan our civil wedding and reception in Paris for my American family, overseas friends and his French … Continue reading

17/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Product – Soft Shell Crab

May 2012 One of the best specialty seafoods from the Atlantic coast of the USA is soft shelled crab. The image can often scare people, a whole crab on your … Continue reading

16/05/2012 · 2 Comments

Restaurant – Little Richards BBQ, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

May 2012 Finally, home and able to have my favorite BBQ. All I can say, is I had this sandwich three times the first week home. It’s huge, the meat … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Blues Bar-B-Q, Paris

April 2012 Most people know I love BBQ, especially what I consider to be the ‘best’ – Carolina style chopped pork with eastern NC vinegar based sauce on a soft … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · 1 Comment

Restaurant – Ze Kitchen Gallery, Paris, France

April 2012 My father had eaten here years ago and said he really enjoyed it.  So when we sat down to eat here I knew we would like it even … Continue reading

18/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Wine Bar – Frenchie, Paris, France

April 2012 Frenchie is a great restaurant, but it’s not likely you’ll always know three months in advance what day you want to eat there.  Which is why the wine … Continue reading

18/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – L’embellie, Nantes, France

March 2012 L’embellie – This is going to be a special restaurant to me for a few reasons.  First of all this was the dinner that my then boyfriend took me … Continue reading

12/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Manna in Wilmington, NC

January 2010 While in Wilmington visiting old friends the time came to decide where to eat downtown.  A waitress at the restaurant we had been having aperitif mentioned a new … Continue reading

06/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – 12 Bones Smokehouse, Asheville, NC

January 2012 Yes, I’d say I’m from North Carolina.  We moved to NC when I was 14 from New York state.  There were many things to get used to, but one … Continue reading

05/04/2012 · 5 Comments

Restaurant – L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Lyon, France

June 2011 Where else would my father and I go for my 30th birthday?  We were both so excited to finally meet the godfather of classical French cuisine, Paul Bocuse.  … Continue reading

02/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Chez l’Ami Jean, Paris, France

March 2012 Every time I go, I love it. And every time someone should ask my favorite restaurant in Paris, I think ‘Chez l’Ami Jean’ at 24 rue Malar, in the 7eme. If … Continue reading

01/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Café de l’Empire, Paris, France

April 2012 There are ton of over priced cafés in the Saint-Germain area of Paris, Café de Flore for example.  I used to live in the 6eme and absolutely love eating out, … Continue reading

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Restaurant – Agape Substance, Paris, France

Update – December 2012 Chef David Toutain has left the restaurant, so I cannot speak for the quality and concept of the new chefs cuisine. October 2011 You will have … Continue reading

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Chef Jane Coxwell posted in Gala France

February 2012 I have to say one of the traits I respect the most is humility.  My mother always stressed that, and at times it can certainly be taken to … Continue reading

30/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Yacht Chef – MY Bendis

August 2011 Luckily for me, most French kitchens have August off.  So I joined the MY Bendis and worked my first job as solo Chef, not crew chef and not … Continue reading

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Dinner – Asparagus, Beet, and Citron

This was a three course dinner, total cost for materials was around 100€. Most of the prep work was done at home and diners chose their own wine based on … Continue reading

30/03/2012 · 1 Comment

La Bigarrade

June 2011 This was my first stage after finishing ESCF-Ferrandi.  And I had unfortunately put myself into a nervous mess thinking I would fail at this, which was something I … Continue reading

30/03/2012 · Leave a comment

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