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Pulled Pork in Paris?!

A few places in Sid Bou Said come to mind......Café des Nattes, Café des Délices (beautiful view, but only go for l'apéro), and Dar El Jed.

We stayed at The Residence and had wonderful taxi drivers who knew exactly where we were going. I have no idea what the cab company was named, but it the taxi industry there seems to be a small world....so if you can snag Sammy (sp?), you'll be in good hands.

Dec 18, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

Water under the bridge. Moving on... :)

Dec 17, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

Sunshine...I think that image grossed all of us out! I went by the Maille boutique yesterday and picked up several jars for my mustard-obsessed brother (I recommend the abricot sec et curry, as well as the chevre et poire)....then headed to Dubernet to scoop up my feathered friends.

I completely forgot about buying rillettes to carry back with me, however. Thanks for the reminder!

Dec 17, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

I am appalled by the criticism of some of my fellow posters. Chinon, perhaps none of my friends here are familiar with pulled pork or where to find it. You mention newspapers and the tele as sources, but do you really think French consider pulled pork newsworthy?

PhilD has, once again, hit the nail on the head by saying that this site is geared toward sharing information and discovering culinary/gastro gems through others posters' experiences. I am not so lazy or dependent on others that I did not search Google as well as previous Chowhound boards in hopes of finding my answer prior to posing the question.

The beauty of the Internet is that anyone from any country can access it (with the exception of censored China) and in the case of sites like Chowhound, are able to contribute content. And personally, I would rather not have someone sitting in NYC who hasn't been here in years tell me where I should go eat in Paris.

" I would assume that one living in Paris would have better access to information on dining there..." Assuming makes an ass out of you, not me. Let's leave the criticisms off the board and let food be the main focus here. Thanks.

Dec 17, 2010
MMTNYC in France

What edibles or food related items do you bring home from a visit to Paris?

I have carried La Durée macarons a few times and they managed fine. I would suggest freezing them as soon as you get back from les courses and just take them out the minute you're leaving for the airport. Obviously stowed away in your checked luggage isn't ideal, so have a protective carry-on to transport them.

Dec 16, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

My apologies for taking eons to reply, but I did make a trip to Blues BBQ and I'm back to report my findings! As Mr. Talbot has mentioned, no food is going to be comparable to its original source or region. That said, I wasn't blown away by the pulled pork of Paris....but I didn't leave stuffed with a sense of false fulfillment either. I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of cole claw, an incomplete bbq meal (in my opinion) without a glass of sweetened ice tea. The pork had a nice, soft texture to it thanks in part to the smoker which was imported from Oklahoma. While the sauce was too thin and not sweet and glaze-y enough to be considered Kansas City sauce, nor did I find the kick of pepper I was searching for since the sauce was lacking the bulk of brown sugar.

In short, it is nice to know I have a back-up bbq source in Paris should I have cravings. However, I am certainly looking forward to being South-bound on Monday and having the real thing. Apparently Parisiens having taken to bbq very well, as I passed by the restaurant during lunch over the weekend and the only sign of life in sight was Ms. Diane, the owner and lone chef, busying herself in the kitchen.

Dec 15, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

Hey Sunshine,

I'm in the midst of moving, so I've been on a raw foods and dining-out diet...won't be able to cook for the next week or so! I've never made it myself before...never needed to living in Mississippi. Would love to check out your recipe, though, and give it a try when my kitchen is back in commission. Would you mind sending it to my e-mail? (maliturner@hotmail.com) Thanks in advance!

Sep 23, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Pulled Pork in Paris?!

I know this is asking for a lot....but I'm a Southerner in Paris and REALLY craving pulled pork. Anyone know where I can find a decent pulled pork sandwich (not one jazzed up with caramelized whatnots or frilly extras)?

Thanks in advance!

Sep 04, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Dinner suggestions for next Wednesday night in Paris.....

Budget - 50€ / person (not extremely strict on this)

John, these lovely ladies are around 45 years old and are typical Southern moms. Frenchie was my automatic suggestion to myself, although I was looking for something with a more energetic atmosphere. I almost considered L'Entrecôte, but quickly checked it off the list of possibilities when considering menu options and the possibility of them being picky eaters. Plus, I'm not extremely fond of steak and fries (yes, I am sure I am American) no matter how well they are cooked.

In regards to my preferences, now that the summer has decided to make an appearance (with the exception of today's rain)....I love outdoor eating and lighter fare, such as seafood and Mediterranean or Basque cuisine. A few places I find myself going back to include Afaria, Frenchie, Le Marcab, Mama Shelter rooftop (moreso for drinks than food), Pershing Hall.

Jun 06, 2010
MMTNYC in France

Dinner suggestions for next Wednesday night in Paris.....

Hi everyone,

This is my first post, so my apologies if it isn't categorized in the correct spot! I currently live in Paris, but my friend's mom and her friend will be spending a couple of days in Paris before continuing on to Germany.

I am in my 20s and am quite social, so I know all of the good spots for my age group/social set. However, I'm looking for something a little less on the trendy side....as I'm dealing with typical American moms here (no offense). Any of you foodies have suggestions for a great typical French restaurant, with good atmosphere, and not painfully touristic? They are only here for a couple of days as I said, so I'm trying to cram in as much of a Parisian experience as possible in one evening.

Many thanks in advance and looking forward to your suggestions!

Jun 06, 2010
MMTNYC in France