Paris Bits—Vignettes and Pensées

Over the next few days, I’ll share some pieces that my husband, Dave Wolf (aka Mr. Sportcoat) wrote during one of our rare extended stays in Paris one early summer. While we spend stretches of time in France nearly every year, we rarely stay long in Paris at all; so when we did,

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My Top 10 French Gifts of the Year

Four of my top 10 French gifts of the year. All are described, below.

Greetings, friends. Each year, I unveil my list of the best French gift ideas—gifts for lovers of France (and food). Take a look! And always remember that any purchase you make through one of the links on my

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Lucky Me! A Chance Meeting with Janet Fletcher (+ a Great Recipe for Bucatini All'Amatriciana)

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana. Something you can make in 20 minutes, with items you likely have on hand. Photo by Katherine Martinelli via Flickr.

Recently, I had the great pleasure of meeting Janet Fletcher, a renown cookbook author,  food writer, cooking teacher, and bloggiste at Planet Cheese. Here, I tell you about our dinner

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