Nowadays, I really look forward to doing my own cooking every time I travel. Renting a fully-furnished apartment for weeks, is such a good idea. Yet, I still find there's a need for me to relax on the last few nights in the luxury of a hotel ;)
I don't cook everyday during my vacations, since I must allow myself some opportunities to experience what the local food scene can offer me! Nah... of course, only Halal ones, since I'm a Muslim :)
Last autumn in Paris, my brother and I rented an apartment, complete with all the kitchenware we needed. They provided everything, from a stove, till the tiny yoghurt spoons... Of course, I had to clean the kitchenware a la Muslim way, or we call 'samak'. Once done, the fun begins with - grocery shopping!
Grocery shopping during vacations is so much fun rite? I would go grocery hunting, from the high-end supermarkets like Galeries la Fayette, right down to the smaller local markets. During my previous stay in Paris, back in 2009... there was a small marche near my apartment. I loved it so much, because it was stocked with amazing French fresh produce. And to my delight, they had similar marches in every neighborhood. Paris is such a culinary melting pot, influenced by many cultures. There are plenty of specialized mangers... from spice mangers, to cheese mangers and the likes... and that, is the closest thing to a paradise to those who love cooking - like me.
Talking about flowers, I just love photographing flowers and their boutiques. And just the other day, we had some Turkish lunch near the Gare Saint Lazare. While crossing the busy road, my eyes spotted a crowd of people selling fresh roses... by the roadside! And more surprising, the sellers were all males!
Anyway, my Le Chouette Macaron can be seen in this month's Inspirasi Perkahwinan magazine. They were surrounded by a bunch of beautiful, fresh flowers... decorated by WHATALOVELYWEDDING. Miam!