Breakfast in America. In Paris. Seriously

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I’m not a fan of going to a foreign country and seeking out the same foods you can eat at home. However, for travelers who enjoy a full breakfast (called English or American breakfast), there’s a dearth of options in the City of Light. So, if you’re hankerin’ for anything more substantial than croissants and coffee, head to Breakfast in America, which operates two restaurants—one on the Left and one on the Right bank. The best part? They offer the city’s only bottomless cup o’ Joe. Continue Reading →

France Protects Booksellers from Amazon.com. Merci!

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While Amazon.com continues to put U.S. book stores out of business through its cut-rate prices and ruthless business tactics to destroy its competition, France has taken action to protect what it deems a vital part of the nation’s culture and heritage. A new law would ban Amazon from offering free shipping to all addresses in the nation, effectively eliminating one of the online seller’s biggest financial advantages. Government officials say the measure is needed to protect two key components of French culture–books and the proprietors that sell them. Continue Reading →

Thousands Flock to BK. My Heart Breaks a Little

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Burger King opened it’s first location in Paris last month, resulting in lines a hundred-deep of French customers eager to taste their first Whoppers. Fast food is rapidly taking over in Paris, where there’s already a McDonalds (they call it McDo’s), a Subway or a Starbucks on seemingly every corner. And I couldn’t be more upset that a city famed for its gastronomy has fully fallen prey to fast foodization. Continue Reading →