Arrogant Frog: making fun of France pays off for vigneron

Jean-Claude Mas might just be the last playboy to fly the flag of the long lost world of the 1960s jetset crowd, a crew of cosmopolitan travellers who flew from party to party across Europe and the US indulging in the best wine, food and parties the world had to offer.There was a stint as a cultural attache to the French embassy in Miami in the 1980s where Mas was in charge of promoting French cuisine and consumer brands to the locals — yes, that is a real job — and then of course a few years as a professional racing driver in [. . .  ]

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Daniel Boulud’s Guide to Paris | Tasting Table

Here are Boulud’s favorite Paris go-tos.

① Epicure by Chef Eric Frechon
Boulud describes head chef Eric Frechon, who was awarded the honorary Meilleur Ouvrier de France title, as “a very creative chef who presents a cuisine rooted in French tradition.” From langoustines to veal sweetbreads, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the [ . . . ] More: Daniel Boulud’s Guide to Paris | Tasting Table

Corporate Food in Paris: Why the French Are Wary of Big Brioche

“I don’t really trust supermarkets to sell good regional products,” said Hélène Feuillebois, a lifelong Paris resident. “I would rather go to a cheese or charcuterie shop or outdoor farmers’ market. I don’t find it that much more expensive, and those extra two euros really are worth it. I only ever consume those [supermarket] products at other people’s dinner parties, so I guess some people don’t mind buying them.”

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