I'm in Los Angeles to spend the Passover holidays with dear friends, enjoy the good weather, play with the dog and relax a bit. On the way to Sherman Oaks from Burbank airport, the first stop (same ritual as every single time I go back to Paris (on the 7am flight): the obligatory breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. On the table: vanilla latte, fresh squeezed orange juice, soft boiled egg, grilled ham and Swiss croissant with side of greens and an assortment of breads and confitures. The perfect breakfast for the traveler, who, like me, had almost no sleep the night before nor any nourishment since. As this will be the last time dairy and meat will find themselves sharing the table until I'm back home in Seattle, I plan to be here a long while. By the by, today's LA Times has a recipe for Asparagus Flan that reads and looks amazing!