France – L.A. Culinary Connection March 11th to 14 – It’s All About The Cuisine, Bébé

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Over twenty Michelin-Starred Chefs and James Beard Award Nominees and Winners represented in second annual culinary showcase at L.A. LIVE, March 11-14, 2015

French Masters Dinner

All-Star Chef Classic showcases renowned domestic and international chef talent in a series of interactive dining experiences, bringing over 3,500 fans ‘kitchen-side’ for unparalleled access to their favorite chefs—the first ever event showcase of its kind in the food festival landscape.

Six immersive, chef-led dining experiences will take place at L.A. LIVE’s custom-built Event Deck, including the bespoke Restaurant Stadium and Chefs’ Tasting Arena for a three-part Masters dinner series dedicated to French, British, and American talent; the Grill & Chill, a celebration of open-flame cooking; Kitchen Kids, a record-setting large-scale cooking class for kids and Cook for the Cure to spread awareness and benefit those fighting cancer and celebrate those who have won the battle.

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Episode 2 GOODfood+wine aka Paris GOODfood+wine Airs February 15th 2015

Episode 2 GOODfood+wine aka Paris GOODfood+wine Airs February 15th 2015

Paris GOODfood+wine aka GOODfood+wine, airs on World Radio Paris Listen at
Paris GOODfood+wine aka GOODfood+wine, airs on World Radio Paris Listen at

by Paige Donner

If you read French and keep on top of French culinary news, you may already have bookmarked several of these articles that buzzed around the social media waves these past weeks, namely how France is mounting a campaign of Gastro-Diplomacy.

Well, we here at GOODfood+wine (aka Paris GOODfood+wine) applaud these efforts. In fact, I wholeheartedly embrace the synergy of the first episode airing the very same month that the French government officially launched the spearheading of their formal worldwide communications campaign about the abiding merits of French cuisine.

EPISODE 2 AIRING ON WRP Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The second episode of Paris GOODfood+wine (aka GOODfood+wine) airs this Sunday on World Radio Paris.  If you live outside Paris and don’t get the station on your radio dial,not to worry. You can catch the episode on replay, along with Episode 1 as well, at WRP/ListenAgain.

Chef Yannick Alléno Paris/ Pavillon Ledoyen  3 Etoiles Michelin/  Février 2015
Chef Yannick Alléno Paris/ Pavillon Ledoyen 3 Etoiles Michelin/ Février 2015

By the way, Chef Yannick Alléno is the Paris chef who was just awarded a third Michelin star for the restaurant he bought last year, Pavillon Ledoyen. You will hear more about it, plus an interview I did with him about his love of wine, in this episode, Episode 2 of Paris GOODfood+wine.

EPISODE 2 – The show lineup:

In this Episode of Paris GOOD food+wine, we’ll be hearing from Alec Lobrano, our featured guest restaurant reviewer and author of Hungry for Paris. He’ll give us the scoop about Chef Yannick Alleno’s re-envisioned Pavillon Ledoyen. The Pavillon Ledoyen is an iconic Parisian restaurant that this supertstar chef recently installed himself in as Executive Chef and owner.

Next you’ll hear an interview I did with Chef Alléno himself about his love of wine and his winemaking collaboration with Côtes du Rhône organic wine champion, Michel Chapoutier.

Frédéric Lalos, Master Baker
Frédéric Lalos, Master Baker

Then you’ll get to hear an interview our contributor and pâtisserie specialist, Gabrielle Mondesire, did with Frédéric Lalos, a baker whose praises are sung throughout Paris and even throughout France.

Krug Sounds

Lastly, if music be the food of love, then Krug has a corner on it. At least that’s the sense you get when you listen to Krug’s President, Margareth Henriquez, who explains to us why men prefer tannins and women tend to naturally take to the sing-song of champagne.

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I Love Lemons, Frozen Too


7 Reasons why you your body will love you for eating lemons every day!

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Reblogged by Paige Donner

I have a major lemon addiction. I confess. And it’s not just during detox time, after the holidays. It’s a year-round thing. Lemonade in the summer, hot water, lemon and honey in the winter. So what joy to find that, like the bullion craze sweeping East Coast USA, there is a parallel frozen-grated-lemon craze for us who like the lemon-y appeal of things.

Lemon Health!

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other

than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?
 lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times
more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.
And yes, that’s what you’ve been wasting.
from now on, by following this simple procedure of
freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes,
you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier. 
It’s also…

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Paris GOODfood+wine


Listen to Paris GOODfood+wine on World Radio Paris – click on Listen Again and push PLAY!

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by Paige Donner

The first episode of Paris GOODfood+wine was aired, as scheduled, on January 11th. What could never have been foreseen is the tragedy that happened just days prior, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, that left a dozen people, most of them journalists, dead.

This inaugural episode of Paris GOODfood+wine is dedicated to their memory and to their courage in staying true to and living by their guiding principles of freedom of speech and Liberté.

The first episode of Paris GOODfood+wine aired on January 11th on World Radio Paris. It’s dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo journalists. #JeSuisCharlie

You can catch the episode on replay by clicking here on World Radio Paris and pushing play where you see the program Paris GOODfood+wine listed.

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Dijon in Pictures

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Originally posted on Local Food And Wine:
by Paige Donner When you hear the word Dijon, it’s impossible not to think of the ad jingle, “Pass the Grey Poupon, please.”  At least, if you’re about my age and grew up…


Café en Capitale from Yannick Alléno

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by Paige Donner As noted earlier this month, Parisian chefs have a sweet tradition of rolling out their Christmas cakes, their Bûche de Noël (Christmas Yule Logs) here even before we in the…


Hospices de Beaune Auction Sale 2014 Busts All Previous Records

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by Paige Donner This year’s Hospices de Beaune wine auction, the celebrated annual Burgundy wine event, not only surpassed all previous record sales years, but surpassed it in spades !  Listen to my full…


Christmas Yule Logs And Paris – A Sweet Tradition

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by Paige Donner (all photos copyright Paige Donner) Every year about this time, as the leaves turn their gold, yellow, orange and red, a sweet tradition overtakes Paris. That tradition is the annual…


Bus + Gastronomy = Bustronome, Voyage Gourmand

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by Paige Donner Move over foodtrucks, because France has re-envisioned the gourmet food on wheels concept and it’s called the Bustronome. Only in Paris!  This surely qualifies as one of those Only in…