World Tour: French Twist

[ 0 ] April 28, 2010 |

Bonjour! Merci! None other than Paris could be on our mind. For the first time in our worldly travels, we were more excited to see the sites of a city rather than get straight to the food. Like a kid that has just landed in Orlando for a vacation at Disney World, we felt the same exact sentiment when our United Airlines flight touched down in Paris. We made sure we were so snugly close to the Eiffel Tower that by the end of the trip it would feel as normal as seeing the Washington Monument or the Empire State Building for that matter. Good idea. At night, the Eiffel Tower is a site for sore eyes (*Translation: an old saying that basically means exceptionally beautiful).

Of course, we would be remiss if we did not talk about the food. Funny, because once we landed here, our appetite craved good wine and crepes all of a sudden. Before our departure from the U.S. we had scoured every magazine and spoken with everyone who was remotely related to all things Parisian in hopes of mapping out our food journey. It was right around our third glass of wine and spinach/feta crepe that we strolled around the Notre Dame neighborhood only to discover…fondue. Fondue. Fondue. Fondue. Could this be true?? (*the rhyming was not on purpose…we promise…)

Fondue is our second favorite food next to a big, juicy lobster. It is all things pleasure: hot, cheesy and typically beer/alcohol infused. Who could ask for anything more?? Especially when the fondue was well within the Euro budget we had acquired during our EU journey. So after dinner (*spinach and feta crepe), we had another dinner. A large creamy pot of fondue was brought out alongside about 6 small potatoes and a heaping pile of bread. This is what a vacation is supposed to be: too much food for one person. Too bad we discovered this toward the end of our trip (*or maybe a good thing for our waistline) but it will be the first priority the next time we get a chance to take a cheap flight to Paris…

Category: Travels, World Tour

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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