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Swedish home-style food served in a genuine and beautiful brasserie. Today Pelikan sits on the island called Söder in central Stockholm. There is a very high ceiling in this house, at least six or seven metres. An artist has decorated the building with animal and plant paintings in Jugend style “Art Deco”. Wood panels cover the length of the wall’s lower half. That’s what it’s like at Pelikan. The guests are of all types. Artists come here, as well as musicians and actors. You can also meet everyone from left-wing politicians to stockbrokers they say. If you go to Pelikan to eat, you’ll be eating rather Swedish “home-style” food. For example, you can try an SOS, which stands for “smör, ost and sill”, or butter, cheese and fried pork with onion sauce. (link)

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Gentlemen know their wine-pairings. That’s a rule. If like me, you’re too lazy to memorize the whole pairing map, remember you can come back to this post and use it as a cheat sheet! (Enlarge the table by clicking it)

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This is a guest post from Olivine who runs the blog Sur les pavés de Paris ! Go check it out !!

 

Brunches in Paris can be very disappointing sometimes: random jams, dry scramble eggs, very salted stuffs… At Colorova, the newly opened salon de thé close to the rue de Rennes, you won’t be disappointed. Not this time. Sit in the comfortable chairs, under the cosy glass roof, take time to breath and welcome to the wonderful world of Colorova!

Everything is home-made (except for tea of course). Jams are wonderful, especially the chocolate one. Pastries are very tasty with this discrete flavour of butter that I love so much. Two dishes are included in the brunch. Totally new for me, I have never had soup on a Sunday morning, but the taste of the pumpkin soup and of the cauliflower soup with tonka bean made me feel like the little Ratatouille in the famous Disney movie (see what I’m talking about?).

At the end of the brunch, when I couldn’t stand up and felt so sad that I had to leave, the waitress came with the bill and said: “Are you happy?” with a bright smile. Definitely yes! 

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Meert used to turn me crazy with their waffles when they were located in Lille already. But now, they settled down in Paris with a second shop. And that is bad news for my wallet (it is quite expensive). Their waffles – the vanilla ones especially – are the craziest gourmandises you can find in Paris.  Meert Paris, 16 Rue Elzévir 75003 Paris.

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After a long walk around Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, we headed to the Japanese fusion food restaurant Yu N Mi on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills. We didn’t go there randomly for this place had been recommended by a friend who used to go there sometimes twice a day ! The place is tiny but the rolls are gigantic. The team is nice, charming and pretty quick ! Check out some of the plates we ordered below to judge by yourself !

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Scanwiches is a declaration of love for that ubiquitous meal between two slices of bread: The Sandwich. I just discovered Scanwiches yesterday: a minimalist tumblr page showcasing all types of sandwiches you can ever dream of! The concept and design are pretty fresh and in tune with the prised Cooking bible. Plus, they even released a book with all their creations. Available here for the passionates. Enjoy!

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Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need. The title says it all guys. Get rid of your mom’s or girl’s Top Chef cookbooks and grab one copy of this absolute essential by Esquire’s food editor Ryan D’Agostino. The cookbook contains more than 75 recipes for hungry men. Don’t expect a lot of vegetables and bio-wok-light-receipts but rather the meals, brunchs and helpful tips you ever dreamed about. Available for purchase immediately at Amazon or at selected bookshops.

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