L’aïkido est un art martial japonais développé dans les années 1950 pour Maître Ueshiba. Basé sur un principe de paix et d’harmonie, l’aïkido ne se pratique pas contre un adversaire mais avec un partenaire. L’absence de compétition a permis à cette discipline de rester un art martial et de conserver son esprit de non violence.
Episode 1: Camille’s evaluation of group classes and private tutors. Many people learned some French in High school, college, or even through an adult education class. But how can you continue to learn French once the structured grammar classes have been completed? How can you learn conversational French? How can you become fluent?
1814 – 1872: Solid Foundations. The 19th century was a watershed for French Architecture. The catacombs were fully excavated. The controversial architect Viollet le Duc restored Notre Dame Cathedral. And Napoleon III commissioned Baron Hausmann to tear apart the city’s narrow alleyways and pave grand boulevards.
I hardly knew anything about France before moving here, other than the obvious things—they eat snails and other interesting foods, the Eiffel Tower is here, it’s gorgeous, it’s fashionable, etc. I didn’t expect that the French would be so different in terms of personality, outlook, bureaucracy, temperament, well, everything.
The story behind Paris Pastry is that I had began baking a lot during one lazy summer. Browsing online for recipes I stumbled upon various baking-blogs… I was immediately inspired to write down and photograph the things that I had baked. After a while I made the decision to start a blog so my friends, family and maybe a few baking-enthusiasts could see what I had been making.