Although I have no complaints in regards to my culinary transition to France, every now and then I get a little nostalgic for certain things Stateside. For example, I miss New York and its 31-flavors of take-out. And like all Americans in Paris, I can’t help but sniffle when speaking of Mexican food. But not enough to test the new Chipotle that just opened, which has all the Americans in town speaking Spanglish again (If nostalgia permits, it can be found at 20 Boulevard Montmartre 75009 Paris).
But all my Yankee Doodle cravings were properly satiated having recently completed the food styling for the cookbook of Paris’ first wildly-popular food truck, Le Camion Qui Fume. It will be the most authentic collection of American recipes to ever be published in French. Needless to say, I never had feelings for onion rings or pulled pork sandwiches until the shoot. And embarrassingly, it has inspired me to put ketchup on everything again. But I quickly learned that although most Frenchies will turn up their noses at chili cheese fries, they can’t help going back for a second bite. Vive la révolution!