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Shanghai Calling

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I am so excited about this new movie, Shanghai Calling, a fish-out-of-water comedy about expats in China. The story follows an ambitious American lawyer — who happens to be ethnically Chinese — sent to Shanghai on assignment. He immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career — though he might be able […]

El Bulli on film

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

El Bulli, the Holy See of post-modern, molecular gastronomy, closed in July. All hail El Bulli. In case — like me — you never had the chance to travel to Roses in Catalonia (just south of the French border, on Spain’s Mediterranean coast) a new documentary presents a year in the life of the restaurant. […]

Under your feet at La Grande Epicerie

Monday, January 24th, 2011

  La Grande Epicerie is one of the fanciest supermarkets in Paris. I shop there more often than I’d care to admit, mainly because it’s close to my apartment, but also because I like their wine selection. La Grande Ep (as I like to call it) is also famous for prepared foods — both the […]

Julia and me

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I finally saw Julie and Julia this week — it came out in France on September 16 — and I was reminded all over again of how much I love Julia Child. I was also struck by the parallels between Julia’s life and my own. Julia was a trailing spouse — her husband, the lovely, supportive […]