I had always been one of those Americans who loved France and French culture, especially the cuisine. I bought French wine, cooked French food and studied French at the Alliance Française, always dreaming of living in Paris. For my 30th birthday, I took myself on a week-long vacation to Paris and fell in love with everything about it. As soon as I was home, I began plotting on how I could return. One year later, without knowing a soul, I packed my bags for what I thought would be a one-year project to study French full-time at the Institute Catholique in Paris. Ten years later, I am happily still here, living in the most beautiful city in the world. This is my notebook to record some of the places I have found.
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You can read about some of my professional experiences in food on the About Paris Notebook page