Baguettes of Memory

Ta-Nehisi Coates cold turkeys from Paris and French food:

What I remember about the baguettes in Paris is that they were cheap and I never had a desire to put anything on them. They are a meal onto themselves. And I also suspect they were laced with narcotics.

via How to Become a Foodie.

Was it Oscar Wilde who said “When good Americans die they go to Paris”?

And by the way, I don’t agree with him about Whole Foods baguettes. Now, their (really expensive) cheese, on the other hand …

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