Eight Insights Gleaned from My French Kitchens

My little kitchen in St. Jean de Luz, France.

As I’ve mentioned, for the past 20 years, I’ve spent major chunks of my summers renting vacation apartments in France. Each rental had a furnished kitchen. I always love the way these kitchens are so neat, compact, and uncluttered—outfitted with everything needed to

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Ma Nuit Chez Martine—or, How French Women Entertain

Martine at El Taps, a tapas joint in Collioure, France.

As I’ve mentioned before, Martine, my landlady in Collioure, France, has also become a friend over the years.

Every year, our stay begins with her welcoming us into our apartment in the late morning. Then, we all go out for lunch together. Usually

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My Weight Gain in France

Breakfast of Champions

Congrats to Libby Wilke, who was the first to guess how much weight I gained when I was in France. She’s the winner of these beautiful kitchen gadgets from Trudeau.

While Libby was the first to guess correctly (her correct guess came in at 8:35 a.m.), many of you

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