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Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Lisette

Hi! Based on your suggestion my husband and I took a cab to L'Endroit on Monday, also to find it closed. Boooo. We will try again later this week. We did end up at Bofinger, which was quite good. If you would like to check out what we're up to our blog is at

http://dandlizparis2005.blogspot.com/

Benoit

I absolutely love reading your travel blogs. Just reading your descriptions of the meals you've had while traveling makes me salivate.

In return for the hours I've spent reading and enjoying your blog, here's an answer to a question you asked.

"I have one question.... What is a fallafel, those tasty deep fried chunks that are in this pita sandwich?"

The falafels we find in Québec and in France are usually made from chickpeas pureed with garlic, chopped onions, coriander, parsley, cumin and cayenne.

I read somewhere (on Wikipedia) that a Lebanese and Egyptian version is made from dried fava beans, with a handful of dried chickpeas sometimes thrown in. However, I've never falafels made this way.

Falafels are very popular in Montreal, where you'll find them in any food court - thanks to the large French-speaking Lebanese community. There's even a fast food chain specialized in Lebanese food. It's called Amir, and they have restaurants all over Montreal. Their shish-taouk (marinated, grilled chicken served in a pita with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and garlic sauce) is also really good. I suggest you give it a try next time you're in Montreal or Paris.

Benoit

I absolutely love reading your travel blogs. Just reading your descriptions of the meals you've had while traveling makes me salivate.

In return for the hours I've spent reading and enjoying your blog, here's an answer to a question you asked.

"I have one question.... What is a fallafel, those tasty deep fried chunks that are in this pita sandwich?"

The falafels we find in Québec and in France are usually made from chickpeas pureed with garlic, chopped onions, coriander, parsley, cumin and cayenne.

I read somewhere (on Wikipedia) that a Lebanese and Egyptian version is made from dried fava beans, with a handful of dried chickpeas sometimes thrown in. However, I've never falafels made this way.

Falafels are very popular in Montreal, where you'll find them in any food court - thanks to the large French-speaking Lebanese community. There's even a fast food chain specialized in Lebanese food. It's called Amir, and they have restaurants all over Montreal. Their shish-taouk (marinated, grilled chicken served in a pita with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and garlic sauce) is also really good. I suggest you give it a try next time you're in Montreal or Paris.

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