Sexual Harassment – it doesn’t have to be this way…

I want to take a second from my usual food-related ramblings to talk about something more serious: harassment on the streets of Paris. The wave of women posting #MeToo statuses has meant that journalists are getting the green light to publish articles which state the bleeding obvious. The Local, for example, recently published a piece … Continue reading Sexual Harassment – it doesn’t have to be this way…

Co-Working Spaces in Paris

https://www.facebook.com/burnt.cream/posts/887641801290852 So many people have the dream of moving to Paris for a month or two. Of "upping sticks" and relocating to the city of lights, the capital of romance and the centre of cheese. It's becoming easier and easier as our increasingly nomadic working lifestyles don't tie us to a 9 to 5 routine in the … Continue reading Co-Working Spaces in Paris

Café Chilango, 75011

Picture the scene: "So we're opening a new spot in Paris. The hipster market is booming right now and we should make that our focus. What do we need?" - Ethnic food served on small plates. Check. - Beer from Deck and Donohue. Check. - Coffee from Cafe Lomi and/or Belleville. Check. - An offering … Continue reading Café Chilango, 75011

Bob’s Bake Shop, 75018

The area between La Chapelle and Marx Dormoy, up in the north of Paris' 18th arrondissement is a funny place. As well as being right between an Indian community (at La Chapelle) and a mini Chinese community (on rue de Torcy) it is also sandwiched between two sets of train tracks. Ten years ago, it … Continue reading Bob’s Bake Shop, 75018

Was La Belle Epoque Really So Great?

TL;DR version: Everything's relative. If you've just come out of a century of foreign war and internal revolutions and you're just about to plunge into the horrors of the First World War, of course a brief respite would be very welcome. But, no, it was certainly not as belle as those rosy glasses of yours … Continue reading Was La Belle Epoque Really So Great?

Where To Find Oysters in Paris

This blog post comes to you today from the corner of my bed. I've just spent a very uncomfortable night curled up on precisely one sixth of the normally available bed space. Three rooms of Burnt Cream HQ are being repainted this weekend, which means that everything has had to find a new home. I was … Continue reading Where To Find Oysters in Paris