Shoulder of lamb stew by Denise Dubois

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Denise Dubois was born in Brittany just under the nose, in Crozon. Her grand mother taught her how to cook and how to live in this wild part of France where the wind reigns. Fish is of course the great specialty in this fishing community near Camaret, but for Easter, lamb prevails, and this recipe of stewed shoulder of lamb … Read More

Happy Easter, wherever you are!

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Chocolate Easter eggs will be rare this year but you can still celebrate with real eggs, which you paint and have the children run around looking for them in the garden! Easter is next Sunday.  

My daily confinement

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Since the beginning of the week, I have been watching the chestnut trees burgeoning. It is an unequaled pleasure. Prisoners always mention that they loose track of time. This has happened to me of course and I mix days since I have no appointments. I keep a routine of listening to France Culture and France Musique radio stations which have … Read More

News from around the world

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The great advantage of this Pandemic (if any), is that everyone calls each other and speaks out. And the greatest news of the day is the publication on March 23 (yesterday) of Woody Allen’s Memoirs: “Apropos of Nothing”. I remember Woody announcing to me in 1987, that Mia was pregnant. He was stunned at the time because she had supposedly … Read More

A Valentine present just in case?

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No need to go very far nor to spend millions, you can find everything you like at Monoprix for Valentine… Underwear, cups, trays, paper napkins are all irresistible… And at Faïence de Gien you can find  some plates and cups with little hearts.  

Frédéric Mitterrand enters the Académie des Beaux Arts in great pomp

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It was a jolly afternoon that we all spent at the Institut de France, to celebrate Frédéric Mitterrand‘s “installation” in Jeanne Moreau’s armchair at the Académie des Beaux Arts. His career was very diverse with a start as a history teacher at Ecole Bilingue Jeannine Manuel, followed by the management of two cinemas, l’Olympic, salle Marilyn and salle Pigozzi in … Read More

Louise Pressager puts Malakoff on the artistic map

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I could not have been been happier than to celebrate this week, the fifth anniversary of Parisdiarybylaure with the same artist, Louise Pressager, who inaugurated the blog on January 21 2015. It is a beautiful coïncidence that her new show at Maison des Arts de Malakoff, opened last Tuesday (until April 5). And this time the size is at the … Read More

Carlos Ghosn, the new James Bond of 2020

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When I woke up on December 31, feeling slightly dizzy at the thought of celebrating New Years that evening, I read an alert from the New York Times which announced that Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi who was arrested in Tokyo on November 2018, had fled Japan (maybe hidden in a trunk) and landed in Beyrouth via Istanbul on … Read More