If you too have been intimidated by crepes as I once was, have no fear, if I can do it, anyone can do it. Make extra batter if you think you might need more practice and simply adopt the carefree attitude of the French.
Living in such a culinarily vibrant city allows me the opportunity to enjoy any food on a whim; from classic dishes like summer rolls or ham and cheese crepes to new and exciting ones like tomato tarte Tatin, a healthful naan sandwich and a finger-sized anchovy hors d'oeuvre.
On black Friday, while most of our loved ones back home were on line at Best Buy, we went to Paris for a long weekend. What was in store for us was quite unlike any Thanksgiving weekend we'd ever experienced.
While the politicians are trying to split us into groups based on religion, ethnicity and economics, I say go to the kitchen. Find a favorite family recipe and trace it back to your ancestral roots. Think about why your relatives made their way here.
I may be temporarily moving back to London for a project, but really it's just part of a bigger preoccupation with the things I look forward to eating when I travel internationally. I'm not talking about Michelin-starred restaurants, or under the radar family owned places. My tastes are quirkier.