January 3, 2012

Parisian Panini

by Johnny Lopes

By Johnny Lopes Being in Paris for the first time, I wanted to see the city life — the real hustle and bustle. So what better place to witness this chaos than Les Halles? It was jammed with bars for your aperitifs and tabacs for your nicotine fix. But aside from this typical parisian fare, I noticed a […]

January 21, 2009

Packaging Whore: Cornichons, Paris Style

by Kayoko Akabori

Here’s something awesome that Matt brought back for me from his jaunt in Paris. Looks like just an ordinary jar of cornichons (aka the Gherkin), right? Think again. When you open it up, there is this awesome stick floating in the middle of the jar. What is it for? To pick up the remaining cornichons […]

July 1, 2008

Heavenly Sauternes Soaked Raisins (Paris)

by Kayoko Akabori

Here’s a little something my boss brought back from Paris: Raisins au Sauternes- sublime wine soaked raisins, coated in dark chocolate. These are friggin AMAZING. There’s a little sugar crunch as you bite down, revealing a golden yellow raisin, with a faint hint of something… what exactly is it? Dessert wine! Apparently, they come from […]

June 21, 2007


by Hua Hsu

I’ve just come back from a brief vacation to Paris and Berlin–I rarely vacation, so upon returning I’ve regaled everyone I’ve spoken to with the dreadfully banal, I-see-the-world-anew!-type minutiae familiar to anyone who has attended college and encountered–in the words of one friend tired of my anecdotes–“that annoying kid who studies abroad for a semester […]