SLIDE SHOW: Eating Horse Meat in a Paris Pool

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The Piscine Molitor is the temporary home to Le Fooding , a movement shaking the dusty and conventional world of French gastronomy.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Chef Tonino Simbula, of Sardegna a Tavola, Paris 12th, prepared marinated and grilled horsemeat with onions and bell peppers.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Horsemeat carpaccio was also on the menu, served with olive oil, parsley, a mix of five different peppers, and shaved pecorino.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Antoine Heerah (of Le Chamarré, Paris 18th) with his monkfish liver, an item absent from Larousse Gastronomique.

Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Heerah's monkfish liver was pressed in a terrine with marinated salmon, and served cold with a tangerine purée and a pineapple-chili compote.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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The cheese and champagne tasting table.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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A glass of Veuve Cliquot Brut reveals new flavors in the aged cheeses, Mimolette and Mont d'Or affiné au vin jaune.

Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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The Charolais, or goat cheese, however, was not so well paired with the champagne.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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A wheel of the "very strong" Epoisses.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Half of the crunchy, sticky wonder known as kouign aman (a sweet extremely buttery pastry from Brittany), wasn't enough.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.

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Guests of Le Fooding fill the empty pool with conversation and a collective sense of adventure.


Pascale Brevet finds herself



at a Le Fooding event.