On a cold night, one of the finest things one can have to warm up is atartiflette. The Savoyard dish of potatoes, lardons, and melted Reblochon cheese is a wintertime standard around France, well outside its mountainous region. I tucked into one that was not only warming but absolutely delicious. And best of all, it was made by a young lady just down the street.
There was no overpriced formule with paltry choices. There was no disinterested waiter to ignore me. And the cost was negligible. This was actual, home cooking – from a neighbor who heretofore was a complete stranger.
That’s the premise of Super Marmite, a social site that allows you to discover what’s cooking in the myriad apartments in each of Paris’ arrondissements. And to taste them. And – if you’re interested in cooking – to share what you have with others. Cooks can post what they’re making, how many portions are available, set a (reasonable) price, and the time and date it will be available for pick-up.