Monday, March 03, 2008

taking my research seriously




These are the lengths I am willing to go for my research for Hezbollah Tofu.** That's right, in less than 4 days, Daiku and I will be in Paris, tracking down the best veggie food France has to offer. I'm freaking out a little here trying to get ready and have everything packed while also planning my class for this week and keeping the house in order. But I'm excited! I will try to keep blogging, but as you know, my travel blogging doesn't always go as planned. I will be back by March 15. Au revoir, mes amis!

** I actually mean research for my dissertation, but it sounds so much less exciting!


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30 comments:

Melody Polakow said...

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with after your travels!!

Monika K said...

Paris! How awesome!!! Don't worry about trying to blog, just take tons of pictures and dazzle us once you get back. Be safe and try not to have TOO much fun!

Johanna3 said...

im so happy for you, have lots of fun!!!

Kate said...

Paris is wonderful for vegans! Make sure you go to:

La Victoire Supreme du Coeur:
http://www.vscoeur.com/

L'as du fallafel at 34, rue des rosiers in the Marais

Enjoy tofu soufflé at Les Cinq Saveurs d'Anada:
http://www.anada5saveurs.com/

Feast on the vegan Ethiopian platter at Restaurant Ethiopia: 91 rue du Chemin Vert

and, most importantly, stock up on Chokénut (vegan nutella!! it's amazing!) at La Nature à Paris--a little organic shop at métro Maubert Mutualité in the 5th (45 bd. St Germain)

(I lived in Paris while completing my dissertation. These places kept me happy and well-fed).

Bon voyage!

Mihl said...

Have fun! And if you meat this Bourdain guy, you know what to do. Throw some hezbollah tofu!

jd said...

Yay!

I hope you have a wonderful time. Don't forget to save an entire day (or 2) for the Louvre - it is SO amazing!

Enjoy - & have safe travels. Oh, & good luck finding that Hezbollah Tofu, too :)

Urban Vegan said...

Amuse-toi bien, cherie!

Vegyogini said...

Bon voyage!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

Aie l'amusement ! (hope that translates to Have fun!)
can't wait to hear about yr trip and food finds!

Romina said...

Have a safe (and delicious) trip!

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Oh you are so lucky! We went to Paris and London several years ago. I will never forget how gorgeous the Arc de Triumphe was - so much more than the Eiffel tower! And yes, spend at least 4 hours in the Louvre. Actually, I loved the Musee Rodin and Musee d'Orsay (Impresssionists) just as much. Make sure to get a Carte Pass for all the museums and monuments - it saves you a ton of money!

As far as food places, I fondly remember Le Grenier de Notre Dame (near Notre Dame, of course in the 18 arrondisement). It had amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes and I think some raw dishes, too. The decor was all green plants and so lush! Enjoy!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness! Have so much fun and try not to work TOO hard...enjoy yourselves!

Courtney

josh said...

I've rarely had great vegan experiences in France, but definitely get some of that falafel in Paris!
http://whatdoveganseat.blogspot.com/2007/11/falafel-eggplant-sandwich.html
There's some pretty good Indian food by Gare du Nord in Paris too.

Maybe-not said...

Good luck in your trip,
Remember to update your blog.

Salutations - http://ussrv2.blogspot.com/

T said...

That sounds awesome! Hope you guys find lots of veggie food to share with le monde. (When I was there, finding for all the fabulous coffee was next to impossible.) Good luck!

Emmie said...

I've never been to Paris! I hope you have a good time, it sounds awesome.

bazu said...

Thank you everyone for your well wishes, and especially for your food suggestions! I won't have too much free time since I'm going for work, but I'll definitely have time to eat, so keep 'em coming!

Kate, tofu soufflé??! Awesome!

Veg*Triathlete said...

Bon voyage! And vegan nutella? Get some :-)

Hannah said...

Oh man, how awesome is that! I hope you have a great time, and discover lots of tasty vegan foods abroad!

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Rural Vegan said...

How fun! I hope you have a wonderful, safe trip and come back with beautiful pictures and incredible food stories!

textual bulldog said...

I'm so jealous! Need to think up a reason to go research something somewhere... hmm... Anyway, have a great trip!

Sara said...

Way to be dedicated to the splinter faction! Kick Bourdain for me.

Cakespy said...

OH MY Goodness--insert jealous Cakespy here! Have so, so, so much fun!!

vko said...

Bon voyage ma chere!

If you need some more ideas to check out:

Le Potager Du Marais
22 Rue Rambuteau
(they have yummy stewed seitan dish)

And for sure check out the falafel in the Jewish Quarter/Marais on Rue des Rosiers

bisou-x

stonielove said...

wow, traveling to Paris for your dissertation research sounds awesome! have a great time and i'd love to hear about your research :) of course i'm interested in your vegan adventure in France too!

bujor tavaloiu said...

hi. about a year ago i did what i like to call a "vegan tour of paris in 2 days," and afterwards i blogged about it here and here. i don't know if you have a chance to take a look at all of that before you get back (or at all) but i hope you do get to go at least to la victoire supreme du coeur, which rocks indeed! enjoy!

SallyT said...

They have great Soy Yogurt in France--Sojasun, I think it's called. So much better than anything I've had here.

I never had a problem getting something to eat. They looked at me funny when I asked for "no cheese" but always accommodated. the only truly veg place I ate was Le Grenier de Notre Dame--aeveryone in the family enjoyed it. Lots of good ethnic food rounds out the options.

Roxy said...

Goodness me--have fun!! I'm so jealous, but you have to tell us all about it when you get back! Safe travels!

laura jesser said...

Bazu!! I hope your trip to Paris was awesome--it's my favorite city in the world, you know :) Can't wait to hear all about it. I have not visited as a vegan yet, so I'm interested in hearing how you fare.

Oh yes, and I would LOVE to talk San Francisco with you sometime soon...