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October 03, 2012
As many of you know, I am crazy about the artist,
John "Crash" Matos. He's been a family friend for a long time and was the man behind the window of the first pop-up store for CookieBar (now Beurre & Sel). Naturally, when Crash designed a Vapor Case for Tumi, the people who make my favorite travel gear, I had to be the first on the block to get one ... and I was. Now Tumi and the team at LonelyLeap have created a video of me packing in my Crash Case. They caught me as I was leaving for Paris and packing everything I'd need to be able to bake there ... and everything else I'd need 'just in case'.
After packing my suitcase with flour and baking powder and pans and clothes and 'just in case' stuff, I packed a tote that Tumi actually calls
Just in Case. It's the bag that held my books and make-up and notebooks and pen and M&Ms too.
To celebrate the video, which is part of Tumi's fascinating
Case Studies series (mine's the first video of a woman!), Tumi is giving away a Just in Case bag packed with an autographed copy of Around My French Table and lots of cookies from Beurre & Sel ... just in case you need a nibble on the road. To enter the contest, go to Tumi's special Bag-of-the-Week Facebook page. To see all of the Tumi Case Studies -- they're all beautiful and helpful for travelers -- go to their YouTube channel.
And if you've got more travel tips, please share.
Bon Voyage! xoDorie
Beurre & Sel
, Dorie Greenspan
, John Matos
, Just in Case
, Tumi Case Studies
, Tumi Vapor Case
, You Tube
On the Road
Tools and Gadgets
October 5, 2012 12:12 PM
Dear Dorie, Congratulations on the success of Beurre & Sel! You deserve every bit of it. It's good to know you'll be home in Paris soon. Welcome back!
comment from Heena
October 5, 2012 8:39 PM
Heena- Thank you so much for your sweet comments. Hugs to you!
October 6, 2012 3:23 AM
i've been a big (silent) fan of you and your cookbooks for a long time after i heard about you from Lynn Rosetto -Casper :) -and i love your blog-
thanks for your great work :)
sometimes i wish i lived in NY so i could try your amazing looking wares at Buerre&Sel!
loved the Tumi video and would die to win one of your books and travel tote-but i am confused as to how to enter the contest. there is no mention whatsoever on the Tumi website or facebook page of any kind of contest.
October 6, 2012 3:45 AM
no worries-i got it!
duh-i had to hit the like button (which i don't often do).
October 6, 2012 5:30 AM
i always like your post
thanks for this
October 6, 2012 9:44 AM
Dorie, I just recently returned from Paris and wanted to tell you how much your reading your blog (and cookbooks) helped me while I was on my trip. What a lovely city -- I'm already planning my return.... I was wondering why you packed Gold Medal flour for your trip (?) -- also enjoy your stay there!
comment from Vicky
October 7, 2012 9:19 AM
Vicky, I'm so glad that you loved Paris so much that you're planning a return visit. I understand completely :) As for the flour in my suitcase ... French flour is finer and less strong than American flour, so I always keep American flour in my Paris apartment. That way, if I'm trying out a recipe for American bakers, I can be sure it will work.