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PIXEL winebar in Brussels: pixels and wine

The PIXEL winebar opened in 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. As soon as we saw the photos on the website, we ‘geekly’ said: ‘This place is cool!’. You know, pixels remember us (by us I mean mostly me and Max Dana) our favorites video games from the NES. And wine, because we are proud members of the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society and we appreciate drinking good wine -with moderation. We didn’t go there yet but our friends at ...


French Cheese: Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, Chevre…

It has been a long time since we wanted to talk about cheese, but we had other priorities. A few days ago, we engaged a conversation with artist Pete Fowler on Twitter (@themonsterist): he said he ‘had the best French cheese EVER at le bourchon Breton in spitalfields mkt’. As cheese-lovers, we didn’t miss the occasion to reply to him; that is when the ‘French cheese’ post came back as a priority. Here is for the full story ...


Why France is best place to live in world

That is the title of a post published on CNN: ‘Why France is best place to live in world’. Bindi Dupouy is Australian, she lives in Paris and she’s married to a French man. Most of the Sama Team members live in Paris and we were very happy to read that France was voted the best place in the world to live for the fifth year in a row by International Living magazine. Let’s find out the reasons exposed in CNN’s article by ...


Saji Magazine: food, art, fashion and recipes

  If you are a regular reader of The Sama Gazette (aka a Sama-Reader), then you probably already know the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society.  It has been a while since we first mentioned it on the Gazette and many of you are very interested in the idea of a Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society. We also are. And we are working on it, as the information already leaked from a careless but still beloved Sama Team member (it starts with an ...


Metal Wine Cage: wine bottles under tight security

If you are a member of the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society, you definitely appreciate good (red) wine. And if you do, you probably already have a wine rack at home. And if you do, you might be interested by this one: the Metal Wine Cage. A dozen bottles of your prized vintages rest within the safe confines of our padlock-equipped wine cage. Built of hand-welded and fabricated iron Features a rustic finish Approx. 40 lbs. Dimensions: 37-1/2″W x ...


Happy Thanksgiving and How to Cook a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s time for the turkey, with family and/or friends, and for the holidays. We hope you will all enjoy this time of the year, although Thanksgiving is not celebrated outside of North America. For those who still don’t know what Thanksgiving is about (the word itself says it all), here comes the definition taken from Wikipedia: Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United ...


The Art of Living by Côté Bastide

  If you frequently read the Sama Gazette, then you know we appreciate l’Art de vivre à la Française (French Art of Living) and that we are seriously thinking about launching the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society for real. Our friends at Cool Hunting (website and @coolhunting) have posted a very interesting article about French company Côté Bastide bath products they discovered while staying at the Hotel Pastis (funny name) in Saint Tropez ...


French Toast aka Pain Perdu: the recipe

  We are Saturday afternoon, it’s cold outside and it’s time for goûter: let’s make French Toast! In France, French toasts are called Pain perdu, made of stale bread, soaked in milk then in eggs and go for the skillet. A good way not to waste bread and to pleased the kids.   I am always surprised when I see someone making French toast (like Penny in a recent episode of The Big Band Theory) because in France, the Pain perdu is not ...


Whiskey Stones for Manhattans’ amateurs

  It’s Friday night, it’s late, let’s talk about serious stuff: Whiskey Stones. I don’t drink much (unlike some other members of the Sama Team, I will not give away any names, they will recognize themselves) but I have to admit the idea of the Whiskey Stones sounds great for any Manhattan on the rocks amateurs. Stones, in your Bourbon? Exactly!   Here is how it works (taken from ‘Why This Gets The Delight Seal of ...


Gastronomy Festivals: la crème de la crème

  You remember our post published last month: Julie & Julia: ‘Bon appétit!’, the upcoming comedy-drama film, written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams? If you like French food but not only, if you want to learn about gastronomy, if you want to know what will be the flavors and cuisine of tomorrow, then we just found the ultimate rendezvous for you.   Gastronomy by the Seine is the premier networking and educational ...






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