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ARPEGE - INTO THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Perhaps it has to do with age, becoming more wise, or the evolution of the palate, but recently I have starting eating more “clean” - so to speak - with far more vegetables than protein in my diet. Truth be told the quality of the meat that I find weekdays around my office leaves so much room for wanting that I rely mostly on salads and soups for my weekday meals.
At the same time, the purity and the simplicity of the vegetables when done well is also a trend that is starting to develop in high end, and also elsewhere and I became more and more interested in this.
Thus, on a recent trip to Paris I could not resist going to and reviewing the mother of all veggie places, L’Arpege, a restaurant that places focus mostly on vegetables brought from its own farms around France and less and less on meat or fish. For a number of years Alain Passard, the master of Arpege stopped cooking meat altogether and only recently has he introduced it back in limited forms into his menu. Naturally I had t…

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