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An Evening at the American Library in Paris

Monday, February 10th, 2014

  I had so much fun last week at my book event at the American Library in Paris with Patricia Wells that I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos. As you can see, we shared a lot of laughs with a lovely crowd of Francophiles. I saw so many familiar faces in the audience that […]

Bits and pieces

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

You guys, it’s DECEMBER already. What happened? Actually, I think I know what happened: time got swallowed up in the SDZ (sleep deprivation zone). But now the twins (pictured above) are three months old (!). And the human baby and I have settled into a routine rich with literary supplement (favorite subjects: apiary and the […]

Where to eat in Aveyron

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Aveyron is known as la France profonde — deep France, in-the-sticks France — and, indeed, I’ve met many French people who have barely heard of it, let alone been there. Located about 350 miles south of Paris, the lack of high-speed TGV or direct train service means the region has remained relatively inaccessible. Aveyron is […]

Where to eat in Burgundy

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The very word Burgundy makes me drool a little, evocative as it is of silky, fruity, ruby red vintages. But as I discovered on my visits here, the region is large — and the Côte d’Or wine country comprises only a very small portion of it. Cattle dominates the southern part of the territory, specifically […]

Where to eat in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

At first, the idea of driving around narrow, twisty Alpine roads terrified me — especially in a Smart car (slave that I am to automatic vehicles) — but once I got there I found the highway surprisingly manageable — and the scenery utterly breathtaking. Out of all the places I visited in France, none was […]

Where to eat in Alsace

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The far eastern border of France is home to Alsace, a region that combines two cultures — French and German — into one of its own. During my travels there, I kept hearing shopkeepers switch between French and the local dialect, Alsatian — which is linguistically close to Swiss German — snapping from one to the […]

Mastering the Art of French Eating — NYC book signing tomorrow!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I’m so excited to present Mastering the Art of French Eating in New York City tomorrow, Saturday, 10/26! If you’re in the area, please join me for a book signing and cheese tasting. Here are the details: When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 4.30-5.30pm Where: Ideal Cheese Shop — 942 1st Avenue (at 52nd Street), New York, […]

Where to eat in the Languedoc

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The name Languedoc is a bit of ancient history, a remnant from the days when France was divided into provinces instead of administrative départements. After the French revolution, Toulouse became part of the Midi-Pyrénées and the rest of the territory formed the Languedoc-Roussillon. But even today, this area — Cassoulet Country, the cradle-shaped territory where […]

Where to eat in Provence

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

With its abundant sunshine, fields of lavender, pin-cushion goat cheeses, and floods of rosé wine, Provence is the stuff dreams are made of. For six summers in a row, we vacationed in the Luberon region, renting a stone house at the edge of the village of Bonnieux. I spent my mornings buying bright-skinned produce at […]

Where to eat in Lyon

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Lyon takes eating very seriously, as befits a town that proclaims itself the capital of French gastronomy. Here, traditional restaurants are called bouchons, casual places that have existed for centuries, decorated with bric-a-brac and lace curtains, where the tables are covered in paper and strangers sit elb0w-to-elbow. The typical bouchon menu usually features a few […]

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