You've heard me mention Food stylist AND Food writer Coco Jobard, also collaborator and creator of no less then 68 cookbooks! Yesterday I had lunch at her place in a village-like area in the 20th arrondissement.
It's known as the 'campagna of Paris'. I quickly got lost, calling out Coco's names under many windows and punching in her code on many doorways. Doesn't look like England?
Did I mention Bear came along? Finally we found the right place and it was full of birds.
I first noticed Coco because of her fabulously exotic necklaces.
I even tried to make my own out of candy...silly me ;)
When I found her stunning collection lurking in the bathroom out came the camera.
I'm sure Coco would love the new exhibition of Moroccan jewelry at the Foundation Pierre Berge
Back to FOOD. Coco is a superb cook if you've started following her blog and you should.
Bear was busy getting acquainted with Willis in the bedroom...ahem
What a wonderful kitchen Coco has! A rare sight in Paris where you're lucky if you have a bar counter and a mini-bar hotel fridge.
Italian Saltimbocca was cooking. It tasted like I haven't had since Italy.
Plus an aubergine tomato gratin and also sautéed red peppers. Miam miam
We were joined by designer Sarah who brought the lovely flowers
I was asked if I would like to eat off the Georges Sand plate? Yes please.
And a Japanese coaster with a little rat artist painting...how appropriate.
For dessert I got the radish plate, one of my favorite French vegetables.
Coco made irresistable crispy biscuits called 'Les Seches', her mother's recipe and on her blog here.
To go with the biscuits first of the season cut-up Gariguette strawberries with a touch lemon rind and sugar - perfect. And a perfect Springie lunch. Bear wanted to stay.