The Things I'll Miss Most about French Food and Dining

I’ll say it again: American fine-dining has caught up with that of France; I’m home now—back in Amerique profonde—and I’m sincerely looking forward to going to some of our best local restaurants.

That said, there are some small things I’ll miss mightily about French dining and food in general. Here’s where the French

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Learning to Love Where You've Landed

Have you ever ended up at a yearned-for destination only to have that sinking feeling that it’s not all that you expected? That happened to us in Montpellier–a city that, at first glance, looked like a big fat mistake on our itinerary.

Vacation-Rental Blues: I thought the trompe l’oeil bookshelves were kind

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Chicken Normandy: A Recipe (and Story) in Honor of Veteran's Day

Fresh flowers in gratitude at Arromanches, Normandy. I took this photo the anniversary of D-Day, 2013.

Hello everyone. Today I’m going to go visit my friend Dewey, a WWII veteran who lives in a care facility down the street from me. A few years ago, on June 6th, I was visiting a few of

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