PIERRE-OLIVER / Paris First
Discover where François-Régis Gaudry, the gastronomic journalist at L'Express, lives at France Inter and Paris Première ...
Cape on the apartment of François-Régis Gaudry. Take the direction of the 9th district of Paris, near the church of La Trinité to discover the inside of a man of taste: the journalist at L'Express and gastronomic columnist at France Inter in particular. Because François-Régis Gaudry loves cooking and makes it a point of honor to cook dishes himself for his two daughters. Awakening to taste is an apprenticeship he takes very seriously, as is the layout of his apartment where he moved in at the beginning of the year.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
François-Régis Gaudry: The kitchen. It is conceived as a family room, open on the lounge-library. And then, curiously, this is where I settle most often to write my papers. I have an office but I never go there.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
François-Régis Gaudry: My kitchen of 60 m2 is open and echoes the library in white melamine. The architect and the carpenter worked together to make a central island treated like a butcher's block, mounted on Parisian garbage wheels. This 1.20mx 1.20m varnished beech mobile cube is a great worktop. Modular and with large drawers, it includes the saucepan and the spice cupboard. It serves as a buffet as well as a bar! This block is a real epicenter of conviviality.
I wanted a modern and functional kitchen where everything is tidy behind matt gray treated doors. To open them, there are small discreet notches! It must be said that apart from the mixer for soup, a small chopper for breadcrumbs and a rice cook, there is little electro-household. When I make a parsley or a pesto, I have a marble mortar or I leave my knives. I am a collector and in a general way, I like the kitchen objects that I have pleasure to put in the drawers. Finally, on the cooking side, I opted for gas with a 90 cm piano placed on the floor that I had treated with a varnish of boat to protect it from projections.
To read also: the interview of Christophe Barbier
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
François-Régis Gaudry: I am absolutely in love with my kitchen table. I found it at Silvera, an expensive investment at the time. It unfolds with a ball bearing system. It is square with a very thin tray, treated with aluminum; with its extensions, it can accommodate up to twelve people. Its white coating is very resistant, it is the same material used for the cabin of the planes. The proof, in nine years: not a single scratch! She is totally timeless and has followed all our moves. Initially, it was the living room table. Today, she sits in the kitchen.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
François-Régis Gaudry: Overall, it is mixed with mostly old, which goes pretty well with the spirit of the post-Haussmann building. I must say that I love to hunt.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
François-Régis Gaudry: Our room is a room of 20m2 which was arranged in the old dining room: its originality is its octagonal shape. What I like too, are its three doors moldings oak, the late nineteenth; one is on the corridor and the other two on the walk-in closets. These doors gave rise to a passionate debate with the architect, who advocated repainting them. We, we took the part of stripping them to highlight the natural wood. As there are touches of paint, it gives a ceruse and artistic appearance. I look at the doors of my room like pictures.
Your favorite color in your home?
François-Régis Gaudry: Color is a dilemma. Currently, all the walls of the apartment are white and I hesitate to paint one of the walls of the kitchen in orange. For now, I only have two Spanish-style 18th century chairs lined in orange.
Your last favorite purchase for the house?
François-Régis Gaudry: A beautiful table 50s 2 meters by 1.5 meters, which I bought for only 90 euros! I like going to hunt at a junk shop in the street of Maubeuge which makes ends of sales at Drouot. When we know how to search, we can find treasures. I was looking for a table to put on top of my gray Cinna sofa, with steel base. I cracked on a canvas of a painter absolutely unknown, from a sale of the house Pierre Bergé. He is in the tones of blue and gray with three silhouettes of men very stylized at the edge of a pier. Since then, I conducted my little investigation but found no trace of this painter.
And the TV, which room?
François-Régis Gaudry: In the living room-library. I absolutely wanted the TV to be hidden in a niche. It was a debate with my wife. Unfortunately, I did not win the game!
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
François-Régis Gaudry: Rather in music but what we hear most is the radio ... I always listen to France Inter. I have two radios, one on my bedside table that wakes me up and another that I walk with me from room to room.
What is on your bedside table?
François-Régis Gaudry: My bedside lamp is a black workshop lamp, German brand. There is always a small notebook and my books in class. At this moment, I read "The tendrils of the Vine" of Colette.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
François-Régis Gaudry: My dream would be to have a small room - type discount or office - to install a wine cabinet. I have a cellar but I live in fear of a burglary.
Rather orderly or messy?
François-Régis Gaudry: I am a frustrated messelian! So I have storage bursts in moments of panic. The best room is the kitchen but my dressing can overflow when I let everything pile up for several days. As I moved in January, it's all beautiful, brand new. We feel so good that we make sure everything stays in order.
To read also: the interview of Christophe Barbier
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
François-Régis Gaudry: Botany is one of my great passions. I have an aromatic balcony on the kitchen side with marjoram, mint, tarragon, etc. I also garden with my two daughters. On the large balcony, we planted vines, a Japanese maple, a dwarf apple tree, a rose Ronsard, a jasmine, a clematis, ivy, ferns, nasturtiums ... I also planted on the balconies bedrooms. Watering is a daily mission in its own right!
Your three addresses or favorite brands for the home?
- Curiosity: 55 rue Condorcet - Paris 9th. Held by Jean-Pierre who is interior designer and framer, this little shop is filled with unusual decorative objects (Scandinavian furniture, sheepskins, vases, English plaids ...).
- Atelier Demi-Tint: 8, Rue Mayran - Paris 9th. It is ideal for frames. There are also black and white prints of photographers like Lucien Hervé and Friedmann Hauss.
- The Bazaar of electricity: 34 bd Henri IV - 75004 Paris. This store offers one of the largest selection of Paris for light bulbs and electrical equipment. There are old filament bulbs and electric colored wires to make cheap suspensions and the best effect.
Find François-Régis Gaudry on:
- his blog And Toque!
- Paris Première every Sunday at 11:30 in "very very good".
- France Inter every Sunday from 11h to 12h00 in "We will taste".