World Tour: Paper Thin…Goodness.

[ 0 ] May 7, 2010 |

Crepes. Our new obsession. It was only fitting that we finally made a trip to Paris after all these years. Now in the past we would see crepes on various breakfast menus and simply disregard them as thin pancakes that we would rather not take a chance on trying. Well today our views have taken a total 360 degree turnaround and we can not get enough of the paper thin layers of goodness. When we told everyone we would be visiting Paris, we made it clear that crepes were on the brain so not very many restaurant recommendations were needed (*not for this trip, anyway…). So when American Airlines touched down, we made a beeline for the first crepe stand we could find.

Crepes in Paris are just as common as the bagel stands on New York City street corners. Quick, cheap and a wide variety of options. We stuck to our two favorite combos: for the savory crepes, we prefer the spinach and feta. For the sweet crepes, we always go for the Nutella and banana. Nine times out of ten we are aiming for the sweet crepe, Nutella is the best thing that could have happened to the crepe. The sugar sweetness of the crepe compliments that chocolate-nutty flavor that comes from the Nutella, which equals pure bliss when you top that off with sliced bananas. The perfect way to have lunch in Paris on a budget with prices ranging from €3-€5.

Needless to say, we were “crepe-d” out by the time we got on our flight headed back to the U.S. We would roam around the Louvre, crepe in hand, visualizing what was inside the massive museum (*we promised ourselves the next time we get a cheap flight to Paris, we would spend at least one day sitting and stare at the Mona Lisa…). For now, since we had such a short stay, food took first priority and from the looks of things, crepes were the absolute center of attention…

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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