GreenKiss – Ecological Living in France

GreenKiss is a hip site that spotlights how to live a fabulous life while still being ecologically aware. It’s written in French and English and there are sections for food, nightlife, fashion, politics, and more.

Here’s their motto:

A crew, an opened space, a virtual magazine, one million projects mixing words, interviews, images, music, videos, arts, recipes… Indoor and outdoor of the blog. From Paris to anywhere else, Green is not a new trend, a marketing tool, a temporary hobby. Green is not a dictature. Not a new diktat of life. We want to share our trust in the Green Dream… Naively, truly and sincerly. “We support environment by entertainment!”

Upcoming farmers’ market in the 12th arr.

Fromage at farmers marketI’ve mentioned my love for Paris markets many times. While the weekly farmers’ markets are always worth visiting; I especially enjoy the special markets for produce and items from around the country.

There’s a Marché des Producteurs de Pays scheduled for May 22 and 23 in the 12th arr. It’s conveniently located between metros Daumesnil and Dugommier.

Keep an eye out for socks and blankets from angora sheep, dandelion wine, sheep’s milk soap, regional cheese and cookies, and buy a hunk of bread from the 3 feet wide circles.

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Restaurant update: La Victoire Suprême du Cœur has changed

Eggplant soup at La Victoire
I just noticed that La Victoire Suprême du Cœur has changed owners. This news came courtesy of the blog Vegan Paris. The restaurant has changed names and now features non-vegetarian items. Fortunately, they still have the same kitchen staff, so there should still be some good options for vegetarian diners.

Report From Vegan Paris

But sadly, it seems that the restaurant couldn’t go on without us and just a couple of months after we left they have transformed into the Foie Gras-friendly “Le Passage Obligé”
There is one bright side: the new restaurant is run by the same “équipe,” who were always fairly well informed about what ‘vegan’ means, and the menu is clearly labelled with several vegetarian and vegan options. Also, they have vegan desserts.
Paris loses a Vegan restaurant: La Victoire Suprême du Cœur becomes Le Passage Obligé

La Victoire was a high-end vegetarian restaurant in the Marais district. I’d been there a few times and enjoyed the variety of dishes.

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Marché des Producteurs de Pays, 21 et 22 NOVEMBRE 2009

I love the Marché des Producteurs de PaysMarché des Producteurs de Pays in Paris. This is your opportunity to buy products directly from the farmers, artisans, and craftsmen from around the French countryside.

I especially like the angora socks, aligot, candles, and specialty baked goods. You’ll also find great deals on holiday presents, such as local wine, cheeses, and hand-crafted goods.

The next market will be November 21 and 22 in the 12th arr. on Boulevard de Reuilly. This is a good sized market and you should find plenty of goodies to eat and enjoy.

BIOart – Organic gourmet along the Seine

Organic is a dirty word in Paris. Not that they are against organic produce as we know it. No, “organic” brings to mind roadkill and other rotting objects. Instead, the French use the term Biologique. BIOart is a restaurant that specializes in using only biologique ingredients in their cuisine.
bioart vegetarian restaurant in Paris
I must admit I’ve passed this restaurant many, many times while heading home. It’s a bit cold on the outside, but supposedly very nice and comforting on the inside; where it really matters.

This was the first certified organic restaurant in France. The food is also locally produced and dishes are seasonal. You’ll find a wide variety of dishes for vegetarians and vegans. It’s a bit pricey, so save this for one of those special dinners on your vacation.

Travel and Leisure magazine featured BIOart in an eco-travel article:

A new addition to the city’s booming 13th Arrondissement, BioArt **** (dinner for two $100) serves an all-organic menu—risotto topped with shaved truffles; a terrine of diver scallops—in a design-forward space overlooking the Seine.
Eco-Friendly Guide to Paris, London and Stockholm

I have not visited this restaurant yet, so I cannot give a review.

BIOart
1, quie Francoise-Mauriac (13°)
Metro: Bibliotech Francoise Mitterand
01 45 85 66 88/dd>

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