Sophie the Parisian – Sophie’s Cat podcast

Sophie the Parisian

Welcome to Sophie’s Cat, the sophisticated podcast for Paris lovers! Inspired by her blog, each month, Sophie the Parisian shares with listeners amazing conversations with famous chefs, designers, stylists, nutritionists, plastic surgeons, perfumers or Parisian’s celebs. Sophie the Parisian is plugged in to Parisian latest news, addresses and ev

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In this special episode, Chef Alain Passard (***) is sharing with us main topics about French gastronomy and the eating style of Parisian women. Passard became famous thanks to the extraordinarily artistic way he works with raw ingredients, which has led him to create his menus according to the seasons and his "gardens" located in three different climatic regions of France. One of his greatest accomplishments of Alain Passard was the creation restaurant, Arpege, in Paris in 1986. This, established him as a modern chef that earned one star in the Michelin Guide in its first year, and two stars soon thereafter. He earned his Actual three Michelin stars in 1996. Alain Passard greatest breakthrough was when he invented vegetables as the centrepiece of the menu and no longer as an accompaniment to fish or meat. Like in fashion the vegetables as an accessory became, in fact the signature garment. I think you should now hear what Alain Passard has to say about the French gastronomy and the modern cooking art.

Feb 15

12 min

In today’s episode, Doctor Cocaul, famous Parisian medical nutritionist specializing in eating disorders in general, invites us to relax on the issue of diet in general and our weight in particular. Between the abundance of trendy diets, the controversial organic food and the war against industrial dishes he will explain to us how to develop good eating habits and make them coincide with our daily life whose constraints are not limited to managing the contents of our plate! So today on the jazzy music by Dazie Mae, we'll have a really interesting discussion with Dr. Cocaul about balanced diets and food pollution.

Jan 20

15 min

In today’s episode, Doctor de Jaeger shall explain the method he developed, combining diagnosis and action, in order to preserve one’s health capital age well, and stay in good health as long as possible… He will share with us his “how to do” with a very interesting approach. Christophe de Jaeger is a French geriatrician Doctor and researcher specialized in the aging of the human body. He is President of the French Society of Medicine and physiology of longevity.

Dec 2019

15 min

In this October episode, Thierry Hergueta is sharing with us some really interesting information about eating in full consciousness… “pleine conscience” said French’s. For those who do not yet know him, Thierry Hergueta is sociologist and one of the great French specialists in mindfulness. During the conversation he will explain how to "eat in full consciousness to enjoy more. “Conscious eating can make us aware of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations”, he said. Thierry Hergueta explains today the method to eat in full consciousness and how to take the time to observe and enjoy the meal, while slowing down the pace. Mindfulness is really interesting for pleasure as well as for health. So, Parisian!

Oct 2019

21 min

In today’s episode, Chef Yves Camdeborde is sharing with us some really interesting information about French gastronomy and the eating style of Parisian women. Specialized in the bistrot cuisine, the journalists named Yves Camdeborde the chef of the "bistronomy (for bistro and gastronomy) a version halfway between simple, traditional bistro cuisine and the sophisticated but often expensive gastronomy of chefs. According to him, eating well is above all about being happy at the table! But it is also a balance between taste, quality and health. He will tell us full of chef's secrets and delicacies and will give us his explanation on the fact that the Parisian love to eat but stay thin.

Sep 2019

16 min

In today’s episode, Cécilia Hermabessière, owner of one of the trendiest and vintage candy shop of Paris is sharing with us interesting topics about vintage candies ! She tells us how at one time when eating sugar is not very fashionable… her small boutique « Les Bonbons » of the 6th arrondissement of Paris is always full of nostalgic and passionate people looking for the candy of their childhood. Have sweets become a way to face crises with more serenity or simply a kind of "Madeleine de Proust" that brings us back to our childhood with licorice, marshmallow, chocolate teddy bears and Vichy pastille! An original Podcast not to be missed for gourmets and nostalgic people!

Aug 2019

13 min

In today’s episode, Axelle Bonamy the founder of Ma Bonne Amie, the most famous designer rental company in Paris, is sharing with us interesting topics about the new way of consuming fashion? “Today with the rise of environmental issues the concept of Ma Bonne Amie is particularly economical, ecological and definitely contemporary”. At Ma Bonne Amie showroom the Parisian women, and not only, come to rent haute couture and designer dresses for gala evenings or private soirées. “Wearing the perfect dress for an event is also gain in self-confidence, ease and assertive femininity”.

Jul 2019

16 min

In today’s episode, Richard Orlinski (the best Selling French contemporary artist in the world) is sharing with us interesting topics such as: the personality of Parisian women, the role of Paris in his creativity and his collaboration with the Disney Studio for the celebration of the 90th birthday of Mickey. Richard Orlinski is an eclectic artist, a lover of art in all of its forms, the sculptor shatters conventional notions and does not hesitate to embrace new forms of artistic expression. Driven by a global and universal vision, he is eager to explore different realms such as sculpture, design, music, live shows... Career: in 2005 Richard Orlinski decided to “devote himself fully to art”. Today he is surrounded by more than 200 collaborators! The story began with a red resin crocodile that he chooses to exhibit in Deauville at the “American Film Festival”. From the top of the peaks of Courchevel to television screens, Orlinski takes art where it has never been before, even if that means breaking 
the rules! Displaying his art in “unusual places and in the open air” very quickly became his trademark. For the celebration of the ninetieth birthday of Mickey, the Disney Studio chooses him for re interpreting the “Mickey Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.

Jun 2019

21 min

In today’s episode, Stéphane Laruelle chef 1 Michelin Star, is sharing with us an interesting topic: the oysters ! The Chef made his way past the ovens of Le Crillon and Grand Véfour and alongside Guy Savoy ***. This meeting allowed him to become head of the Chiberta restaurant in 2008, an Parisian establishment stamped under the flag Guy Savoy. Gourmet cuisine, creative and traditional in its principles, following the application of rigorous methods of French cuisine. Stéphane Laruelle tells us about the passion of Parisians for oysters and the different ways of cooking oysters in a really interesting way. Listen carefully and you will likely discover why the Parisienne eats mainly oysters number 5…

May 2019

13 min

In today’s episode, Michel Turpin takes us behind the scenes at "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" the largest and most luxurious grocery stores in the capital, the jewels of the "Bon Marché" group, a subsidiary of LVMH. Monsieur Turpin, director of this prestigious grocery chain, explains how "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" became so successful and how with its amazing products and beautiful mise en scène they attract gourmet Parisians, fascinated tourists and celebrities who frequent these stores for their quality and very chic shopping. Michel Turpin shares with us an interesting observation: how the Parisian woman makes her food purchases compared to foreigners, her habits and what it eating well means for her... Listen carefully and you will likely discover the secret as to how the Parisian woman is both ‘gourmande’ (resourceful) and slim!

Apr 2019

13 min

In today’s episode, Valérie Espinasse is sharing with us an interesting topic: “what means eating well and the steps to change and improve our eating habits”… Valérie Espinasse, the Nutritionist of Parisian Stars, coaches both leading actresses and TV people as well as top athletes and anonymous people. She offers a genuine and original approach to weight, nutrition, and age issues: she is a micro-nutritionist, who takes a close look at the individual factors of each of her clients, and builds a tailored program to help them to achieve their best health. During this healthy episode, Sophie the Parisian will share with us 3 secrets about the alimentation of the Parisian women… Want more Sophie the Parisian? Book: Sophie the Parisian “Style Tips From a True Parisian Woman” (Rizzoli) Website: Instagram: @sophietheparisian Facebook: Sophie The Parisian Twitter: @sophietheparisian Email to subscribe to Sophie the Parisian news-letter:

Mar 2019

13 min

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