Rue d'Odessa

Memories and Inspiration for Food, Travel and Life

MILES – Restaurant, Bordeaux

if you can get a gastronomic meal for under 30 that is well executed, with fresh / interesting seasonal produce and great service, I’m sold.

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14/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux Summer

My husband’s family has an older home in Bordeaux where we all get together in the summer, with a pool, country kitchen where his grandmother cooks all the meals, only … Continue reading

29/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Food Tour of the Marais

Food Tour of the Marais (3rd and 4th arrondissements) Recently I lead a food tour of the Marais and want to make a quick recommendation to anyone wanting a food tour of … Continue reading

15/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Wedding – Wilmington, NC

On May 11, 2013 was our wedding in Wilmington, NC surrounded by wonderful family and friends.  It was honestly the wedding of my dreams, with the man of my dreams! … Continue reading

05/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Article – Britain’s Rise as a Foodie Nation

My recent post from TravleodgeUK, visit site for links if you cannot see them http://www.travelodge.co.uk/news/featured/britains-rise-as-a-foodie-nation/ Britain’s Rise as a Foodie Nation Posted by Anne Elizabeth Jordan on May 17, 2013 … Continue reading

17/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Wilmington, NC

So, I am getting married in Wilmington, NC next month and had started this list for my guests…but I should share it with everyone I know in case you visit. … Continue reading

22/04/2013 · 3 Comments

Article – NPR, Self-Perception Partly To Blame For Fewer Woman Chefs

Self-Perception Partly To Blame For Fewer Woman Chefs January 02, 2013 3:00 PM Listen to the Story All Things Considered Audie Cornish talks to food writer Charlotte Druckman about her … Continue reading

14/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Chef Jane Coxwell in Weekend Names

March 2013 update – Jane recently won peoples choice for her video through Saveur Magazine! Watch the video here. JANE COXWELL | janecoxwell.com PHOTOS: MEGHAN MCGARRY | WORDS: GENEVIEVE ERNST … Continue reading

20/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Au Passage, Paris, France

November 2012 Few things make the grey, rainy days of a Parisian autumn bearable like a good meal. One might think that with the huge number of restaurants per capita … Continue reading

02/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Products – Cèpe Mushrooms

October 2012 One thing I have always wanted to do, but never felt safe doing, was go foraging for mushrooms in the wild. In the USA I have never lived … Continue reading

29/10/2012 · 4 Comments

Product – Pork Belly Confit

Originally posted on Sybaritica:
Before we begin, I want to say that what I doing in this experiment is a Confit in only the loosest sense of the word. As…

04/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Chef Jenny Robie on NPR discussing Beets

This is actually old news but I think it’s great for two reasons: 1. Jenny Robie is an old friend of mine from high school back in NC and is … Continue reading

18/07/2012 · Leave a comment

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 – 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 – 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 – 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

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

30/03/2012 · Leave a comment

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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