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Cleaning Out the Basement — The Chamberlain Calendar of French Menus, 1965

This (unused) date book is the work of an elegant expat couple and their daughter, who made careers out of elegant food. Narcissa and Samuel, and their daughter Narcisse (amazingly, there is no wikipedia page on any of them–someone get on … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement–Gourmet’s France

Gourmets dig their graves with their teeth. –French proverb When I was a graduate student (also known as The Years of Ramen and Peanut Butter) I’d take a break from papers and presentations by finding a comfy chair near a window in the … Continue reading


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Pyrenees Pilgrimage

Pyrenees Pilgrimage by L. Peat O’Neil, http://www.PyreneesPilgrimage.com To mark her sixth decade, travel writer L. Peat O’Neil decided to walk from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, across France through the Pyrenees. She chose a path parallel to the more well-known Spanish … Continue reading

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