Pissaladière

My first experience eating pissaladi√®re was exquisite – an experience I knew I’d always remember. It was May of 2002. My older daughter had just graduated from high school, and we took her and her sister on a tour of eastern France, from Nice in the south, ending in Paris two weeks later. I’d always

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Socca

When I travel, I like to try local specialties. It’s just part of the fun of eating and drinking in other countries. But learning about different foods and experiencing them is also a huge part of becoming a better cook. I’ve had haggis in Scotland (a bit bland), banana beer in Rwanda (terrible), conch in

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Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

The translation for non, je ne regrette rien, which is a French song title, is essentially, “I regret nothing.” Made famous by Edith Piaf, the song came to mind when I was discussing the matter of recently “eating” my way through France. Food is one of my greatest pleasures in life. Of course, my highest

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