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Sep 16, 2009 11:49 PM

Guardian UK's List of must-eats...

Hey fellow Parisian hounds!

No real purpose to this post, except that this list might be of interest:

L'ami Louis, Pierre Herme, Laduree all turn up..

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  1. Yes rather sad isn't it?
    But all the contributors save two are from London which may explain it being as Francois Simon says of Bocuse in Picque-Assiette, so 1960's.

    John Talbott

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    1. re: John Talbott

      Yes, those guys really should call us when they do that kind of list.

      And don't you poo-pooh Bocuse.

    2. The very concept of "50 best in the World" is so profoundly stupid and revolting, that I always wonder why I even read those lists.

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      1. re: souphie

        They did get the pastrami sandwich right. :-)

        1. re: zuriga1

          And maybe the pizza but that's because 2 were Amuricans.

          John Talbott

          1. re: John Talbott

            I don't think so. There's a better place in New Haven tho I can't remember the name, and any list of BEST pizza that doesn't include the Original Uno's (in Chicago), is, imho, defective.;)

          2. re: zuriga1

            This argument should not be started. When l sent the list to a friend my only major wrong noted was Katz's

            1. re: zuriga1

              Pastrami I had at Hershel's in the Reading terminal market in Philadelphia (thank to Delucacheesemonger) was, in my opinion, head and shoulders better than Katz's.

              Damn! They pulled me back in!

              1. re: souphie

                That's interesting because I lived in Phila. till I was 25 and was just back there in May. I've never had Hershel's pastrami but will certainly try it next visit. I usually get the corned beef at Katz's and don't particularly even like pastrami all that much.

                1. re: zuriga1

                  Hershel's has corned beef as well, hot and hand sliced to order.

                  1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                    And I'm sure it's thinly sliced, unlike it is here in the UK. I do miss that a lot! The best pastrami and corned beef was at a small deli on South St. in Phila., but it's long gone.

            2. re: souphie

              This is why I love you Souphie. You hit the nail on the head. every. time.


              1. re: souphie

                Interesting that Simon (tho he was on the "jury" of the "Restaurant" Mag one non?) also takes issue with it in Picque-Assiette.

                John Talbott