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Nepal Tips & Photo Vignettes

Nepal is a country that we wished we had researched a lot more before we went – we were unprepared for many things. We had romantic, perhaps antiquated notions of Nepal when we planned our trip. While it was not … Continue reading

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Indian Vignettes

Try the wine! – That is, if you know it’s been decently well kept. I asked for a bottle of red and upon tasting, I realized it had been cooked just by being left out. I asked if it was … Continue reading

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Mumbai Wallah

We’re going a tad out of order here – Chris’ magna opus on South Indian cuisine is forthcoming but until then, here is an entry regarding our last day in India. More on our Grand Asian Voyage to come! On … Continue reading

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Ghentacular

This was my second visit to Ghent, a town I thought would be nice to retire in a decade ago when I was last here. Perhaps I had a different view of what retirement entailed as a younger one as … Continue reading

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French Vignettes

All right, so we’re officially a continent behind now. But we’re staying put in San Francisco for the next week and a half, which will hopefully give us time to catch up on O&A. Thanks for your patience! Don’t hunt … Continue reading

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The lamb, the leek, the pumpkin, the beer

We had the opportunity to cook in Brussels as Loic and Katharina generously let us run free in their beautiful kitchen. We decided to make our version of a Belgian dish, Carbonade, which was actually created on the fly and … Continue reading

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Belgian Beer & French Cheese-The best of both worlds, part 1

As anyone who knows me will attest, my favorite food next to cheese is beer.  Or preferably these two marvels of fermentation served together.  Unfortunately (or perhaps from a health standpoint fortunately!) I am not of the Homer Simpson camp … Continue reading

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Dejeuner avec Catherine Deneuve

On our last day in France (October 15th), the only thing we had planned was going to lunch at Ferme Auberge Le Castelas (tel: 04 90 74 60 89, reservations necessary, if only so they know you’re coming). We had … Continue reading

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Homecooking at Petit Segries

Caveat – this was written on October 8th – we’re really behind on updates but we’ll catch up by 2011! After days of eating out, we are happy to be checked in for four nights to Petit Segries, a gite … Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse or Bust!

On a time sensitive trip to Provence or like us, tend to move faster than the average bear? Here are our agenda for one day in the colorful, laid-back city of Marseille: 1. Admire the view and get your bearings … Continue reading

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