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Sunday Brunch at Le Pain Quotidien, Mumbai

There is something deliciously lazy about a Sunday morning. The day stretches out in front of you full of promise, yet there is no urgent need to do anything. You wake up without an alarm shrieking in your ear and … Continue reading

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Food Lovers’ Paris: 1st Arrondisement

If you are new to Paris, it’s good to remember that the city is neatly divided into 20 arrondisements (administrative districts), which are indicated by the last 2 digits of a postal code and also on the street signs, which … Continue reading

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Frankfurters near the Louvre: Le Stube

Admittedly, no one comes to Paris to eat frankfurters. But if you find yourself outside the Louvre (which you probably will if you’re visiting Paris) and depleted of all energy, or strolling the gardens at the Palais Royal and in … Continue reading

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Paris: On the Hot Chocolate Trail

If you are in Paris in winter, it won’t be long before you are hit by a very strong craving for hot chocolate or le chocolat chaud. One of life’s simplest and greatest pleasures can be found in a cup … Continue reading

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A weekend in Ottawa: Part I – Arrive

It’s 4:00 a.m. My eyes jolt open as the shuddering motion of a Greyhound let loose on a dark, open highway comes to a sudden halt. I have arrived at my destination, more than an hour early. Ottawa, so welcoming … Continue reading

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Aunties and Uncles

I hadn’t realized how serious people in Toronto were about their brunch until I’d spent a few weekends here. The totally innocent question “Which is your favorite brunch place?” can spark off passionate debates that might never reach a satisfying … Continue reading

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A little taste of Poland: Café Polonez

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles… I learned this song in my third grade music class. I remember laboriously copying the unfamiliar yet lyrical words from the blackboard in my neat … Continue reading

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