perjantai 30. joulukuuta 2016

Breathless in Paris, Part III: Shall We Steal a Cadillac?

Cinema Mac Mahon

Cinema Mac Mahon where Patricia escapes to, and from, still exists.

So, two days in Paris on my own. What to do, I wondered, before the trip. The list of must-sees is never-ending. Then I remembered how fun it was to spot filming locations in New York with Heidi. The movie, for me, in Paris, would of course be Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (À bout de souffle).

I used IMDb for spotting the filming locations. Unfortunately, I found www.movie-locations.com only after my trip. I decided to walk all the way from Montmartre to Montparnasse and back to the centre of Paris. In retrospect that was a good idea. Especially because I managed to take a wrong turn in Montmartre and ended up east to Gare du Nord, the Northern railway station of Paris.

Sauna Mykonos

A Finn always finds a sauna, I presume.

Grilling goats' or lambs' heads

Grilling lambs' or goats' heads.

Mostly no-one cared when I photographed. The first inconvenient occasion was when I shot these heads being grilled on a shop window. I heard a loud voice saying: Monsieur! Monsieur! and I thought It must me, whos misbehaving! and looked up. I saw a gentleman in a white chef's coat wagging his index finger at me. The second one was I was walking towards Montparnasse carrying my camera in front of me and a I spotted a tall woman clad in black leather and wearing a military style peaked cap. She had seen me before I saw her and she was covering her face with her hand even though I had no intention to photograph her. It was a little disturbing.

Porte Saint-Denis

If hadn't lost my way early on my photowalk, I would have probably missed Porte Saint-Denis, triumphal arc built to honour Louis XIV's victories on the Rhine and in Franche-Comté. The arc is arbuably more impressive than Arc de Triomphe, because the location is so confined if compared to Place Charles de Gaulle, where Arc de Triomphe stands.

It was quite an experience to arrive to the banks of River Seine. When I looked left I saw Île de la Cité and when I looked right I saw the distant Tour Eiffel. I headed for Notre Dame, because in one act Michel and Patricia drive by the cathedral.

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I intended to climb to the South tower where the largest bell, Emanuel, is located and it's said that the view is spectacular. However, there were so many people even in October that I decided just walk around the Cathedral.

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The Northern Facade.

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The Southern Facade.

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While I continued to the Left Bank over the River Seine I walked by many couples who were getting married. The cathedral is spectacular, so I was not surprised.

Hotel les Rives de Notre Dame

Les Rives de Notre Dame

The next location was to be the hotel where Patricia lived, Les Rives de Notre Dame, at 15 quai St Michel. In 1959 it was called Hôtel de Suede and it was also used as a studio for the most of the interiors of the movie. From the hotel I continued my stroll through the Latin Quarter to Jardin du Luxembourg, which was a nice side tour after the long streets of the city.

La Bocca della Verita by Jules Blanchard

La Bocca della Verita, the Mouth of Truth

In the garden I spotted Jules Blanchard's work la Bocca della Verita, the mouth of truth.

A reading man

A man reads in Jardin du Luxembourg.

Scars of War

This wall was damaged both in the Bombardment of Paris and in the Liberation of Paris. The lower flagstone is a memorial of a fallen soldier.

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Memorial of Jean Revers.

Helsinki has it scars of war, but they are minor, escpecially if compared to the cities like Berlin or Tokyo which were largely moved down in the bombings of the Second World War. In a foreign city the damage screams horror stories at you.

Speed Rabbit Pizza

Speed and rabbit as pizza toppings., was my instant thought, when I saw the name of the pizzeria.

Fontaine de l'Observatoire

Fontaine de l'Observatoire

Where Jardin du Luxemburg ends, Jardin des Grands Explorateurs starts. At the Southern tip of the latter I stumbled to Fontaine de l'Observatoire, which plays a role in television mini series Mistral's Daughter.



Here, where Rue Campagne Première meets Boulevard du Montparnasse, the movie ends.

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La Rotonde can be seen clearly in the background of one of the nightly acts.

Please see the Wikipedia article on La Rotonde.

Le Select

Le Select is another famous restaurant which can bee seen in the movie.

I quickly leafed through the English menu of le Select. It seemed interesting and the prices were not bad, either. I was hungry, but also dressed for a long street walk and in need of a shower, so I decided to skip eating in restaurants. Which is not bad, because the street food in Paris is also very good.

Place de la Concorde

At one point in the movie Michel and Patricia drive the huge roundabout at Place de la Concorde.

We shall never surrender

I would have never found the statue of Winston Churchill unless I was a walker. United States and Europe are heading for deep, dark and muddy waters. Churchill was not a perfect man, but we should remember some things he represented and said.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. — Winston Churchill

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The Dior shop at 30 Avenue Montaigne can also be seen in the movie.

Former office of International Herald Tribune

There's not much to see at the former office of International Herald Tribune. I later learnt that there's a plate somewhere confirming the fact, but I did not notice it.

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Michel can be seen near the entrance of George V metro station, just before he poses in front of Humphrey Bogart posters and photographs in front of Cinema Normandie

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Cinema Mac-Mahon

Cinema Mac-Mahon

I had photographed Cinema Mac-Mahon. So, the movie part of the walk was over. In retrospect, I should have splitted the walk in at least two sessions, preferably in three sessions, in order to get decent photographs. My feet were numb, but I had one more place to visit. I wanted to see Tour Eiffel and photograph it in dark.

torstai 29. joulukuuta 2016

Kylmäsavuporotäytteiset ruisnapit

Quiche savoyarde

Tapaninpäivän vieraistarjoiluksi piti saada helppoa ja hyvää. Ruoiksi valikoitui vanha tuttu quiche savoyarde, uudempi tuttu suklaaportterikakku ja Mango Temptation -blogista löytämäni ruisnapit kylmäsavuporotäytteellä.

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100g kylmäsavupororouhetta
1 purkki ranskankermaa
muutama cocktail-maustekurkku
1 sipuli
mustapippuria
tuoretta ruohosipulia
ruisnappeja

Laita ranskankerma pieneen kulhoon. Sekoita joukkoon pororouhe ja pieneksi silputut cocktail-maustekurkut. Leikkaa sipuli pieniksi paloiksi ja lisää seokseen. Rouhi joukkoon mustapippuria. Sekoita hyvin. Nosta ruisnappien päälle pieni nokare täytettä.

Koristele jokainen nappi tuoreella ruohosipulilla.

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Erittäin helppoa ja oikein hyvää. Oishikatta 4/5. Kuvat jäivät ottamatta, joten postauksen kuvana on quiche savoyarde.

sunnuntai 18. joulukuuta 2016

Suklaaportterikakku jäätelön kera

Chocolate Porter Mud Cake

Toinen resepti, jota kokeilin Ali Suvialan keittokirjasta Gastropub kotikeittiössä, oli suklaaportterikakku. Kirjassa kakun oheen tehdään mallasjäätelö, mutta koska kakku oli vieminen kaukaiseen pohjoiseen illallisen jälkiruoaksi, tyydyimme vaniljajäätelöön ja sekin toimi hienosti kakun kanssa.

Suklaaportterikakku


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200 g voita
200 g tummaa suklaata, vähintään 64 %
0,7 dl vahvaa portteria
3 dl hienoa sokeria
1 rkl vehnäjauhoja
5 kananmunaa

Sulata voi kattilassa ja nosta pois levyltä.

Sekoita suklaa voihin niin, että se sulaa. Sekoita joukkoon portteri, sokeri ja vehnäjauhot. Anna seoksen jäähtyä huoneenlämpöiseksi.

Voitele 20 cm irtopohjavuoka ja vuoraa sen pohja leivinpaperilla.

Lisää kananmunat yksitellen, hyvin sekoittaen, jäähtyneeseen massaan.

Kaada taikina vuokaan. Paista 190 °C uunissa noin 35 minuuttia, kunness kakku on kypsä. Anna kakun jäähtyä ennen tarjoila. Kakku vain paranee, jos sen antaa tekeytyä peiteltynä jääkaapissa yön yli.


Mallasjäätelö


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5 dl täysmaitoa
5 dl kermaa
2,5 dl hienoa sokeria
0,5 dl kaljamallasta (Tuoppi)
8 keltuaista

Mittaa kattilaan maito, kerma, sokeri ja kaljamallas. Kiehauta seos ja nosta kattila levyltä. Anna seoksen tekeytyä kattilassa noin 10 minuuttia.

Valitse kattila ja sen reunan päälle sopiva pyöreäpohjainen teräskulho. Laita kattilaan vettä siten, ettei kulhon pohja osu siiten vaan kypsytys tapahtuu höyryssä. Kuumenna vesi kiehuvaksi.

Erota keltuaiset kulhoon. Lisää maito-kermaseos keltuaisten joukkoon koko ajan sekoittaen.

Siivilöi seos vesihaudekulhoon. Kypsennä seos vesihauteessa koko ajan sekoittaen 82-asteiseksi tai kunnes se paksunee.

Valmistele jääpaloilla täytetty isompi kulho ja siirrä jäätelömassa jäävesihauteessa olevaan kullhoon. Jäähdytä se aluksi sekoittaen.

Laita jäähtynyt jäätelöpohja peitettynä vähintään tunniksi jääkaappiin

Siirrä jäätelöpohja jäätelökoneeseen ja anna pyöriä jääteöksi. Vaihtoehtoisesti jäädytys kotipakastimessa vie muutaman tunnin ja edellyttää muutamaa sekoituskertaa.

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Tästä tuli erinomaista ja täytyy vielä kokeilla mallasjäätelönkin kera. Se korostanee kakun makua hienosti. Oishikatta 4/5. Kirja on arvostelukappale.
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