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Paris for people with simple tastes and delicate stomachs

Mahalo Parigi and Aloha, I like you too for saying that

Apr 22, 2014
maya1 in France

Paris for people with simple tastes and delicate stomachs

Thank you Parmassien, I have stayed in many arrondissements in Paris on my three trips there. I once asked for a steak cooked bien cuit meaning medium well and got a burned steak when I stayed for ten days in the Marais I had two bad meals at Le Philosophes Now I have to learn how to say bien cuit French style. Also at Hotel Varrenne where I had the best cheese omelet in my life near Invaledes. I thought the area where Bistrot Paul Bert is, Rebublique was a bit rough but I wanted to experience many hotels and neighborhoods. I love to meet the people and most don't growl at me like the woman who kept saying "Madam" at the train station. I guess she didn't like the informality of my Aloha to her after I tried my not That bad French. I talk to anyone who will talk to me. I haven't decided where to stay this time. I'm concentrating on the food. Thank you all Aloha

Apr 22, 2014
maya1 in France

Paris for people with simple tastes and delicate stomachs

I respect all those here who eat oysters, pigeons, tripe, blood sausages, cow brains or udders or even fois gras. I know some here might consider me a wimp but I 've been to Paris a few times and have eaten well. I recently like many others become poorer than when I was last in Paris. I've been to a few really nice places where I could eat simple foods without showing boorish behavior but also refusing any of the above. I treat owners and wait staff with kindness and respect and try to use my limited French that is sometimes appreciated and other times have been chastised. I have a few restaurants like Paul Bert that are my go to's but are a bit too expensive for me now..Any suggestions or advice for non touristy or less non touristy restaurants for people who love simple real French food would be greatly appreciated. I love wine and bread. Aloha,

Apr 20, 2014
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

Oh, I don't like my roast chicken either too raw or too well done. aloha

Feb 23, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

I agree with Parigi and I will go a step more; once you've had good food you can't go back to junk food. I will follow my nose to the markets and try the roast chicken. I heard there is also a bateau that hosts a good dinner cruise and they have a roast chcken. Aloha

Feb 23, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

I have been reading all of this with awe at the knowledge that all of you Chowhounds have about roast chicken. I was brought up in NYC, and my mother bought Kosher chicken which was always delicious,Now I cook organic chicken and when I went to the organic store "Whole foods' I was told that the most organic chickens live freely and are excercised. Does that mean they are put on a treadmill? lol But was warned against the most organic of chickens because they almost die of old age and are tough. I find the organic chicken skinny and tastless so I am assuming The French have a way with chicken that is different. I did read that some hotels do not allow food in the room. But a picnic is always a possibility. I will check out Allard for a restaraunt meal. I don't know where I am staying yet. If anyone know of a chicken man or woman still in business who sells the special brand that tastes good , please write. Aloha from the land of not so good chickens.

Feb 22, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

My only concern is that my daughter and I can't do justice to the whole chicken and I hate to waste food. Do they sell half a chicken? I would think not.

Feb 21, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

Thank you so much Boredough and Phil Parigi and Laidback, I read somewhere that the favorite dish of chefs all over the world was a good roast chicken. I make a good one myself in a clay pot but my daughter said the best she had was aboard a boat tour on the Seine. I will try to find this chicken if it takes my whole trip. Mahalo and bring back the roast chicken in Paree thread Maya

Feb 20, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

I've only been to Paris once and didn't notice street vendors. Could you please expand on a shop that would sell this suberb chicken meal. Do they sell the potatoes too, or would I have to go to a different shop. My mouth is watering already,. Thanks and aloha

Feb 20, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

I love that idea but in the case that my hotel would not allow this is there a restaurant that has a similar meal. Thanks and aloha

Feb 20, 2011
maya1 in France

amazing roast chicken

I am going to Paris this fall and am looking for a simple but amazing restaurant to eat thiis staple but favorite dish of mine. Can someone give me advice. Aloha from Hawaii

Feb 17, 2011
maya1 in France