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Dining in Paris, October 19

Dining in Paris, October 19

  While not exactly Proust’s Madeleine, two things can immediately transport me to Paris: the thick anise-flavored aperitif Ricard and a seafood plat or tower.  I often order a Ricard in New York but it doesn’t taste the same when…

Dining in Paris -October 17 and 18, 2017

Dining in Paris -October 17 and 18, 2017

Friends in the know gave me excellent recommendations as I planned my culinary adventure in France.  My mission was to find affordable, woman and single diner-friendly restaurants  where I could have memorable meals of exciting,  well-prepared food.  I succeeded brilliantly….

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Photograph www.michaelsofronski.com   It’s too bad that Frank Bruni discover this recipe for this marvelous meatloaf before  publishing his book on the subject. No one can say that this meat loaf is boring!  It absolutely explodes with intense flavors, including…

Guanajuato – The City

Guanajuato – The City

Someone asked me about Guanajuato yesterday.  I am happy to share this memory. During your stay in San Miguel de Allende, do yourself a favor and take a side trip to Guanajuato, this jewel of a city about 1 1/2…

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

  Many friends and other people I know are in San Miguel de Allende now and people are curious and asking questions, so I am reposting this. It was dusk in San Miguel Allende and traffic was stopped by a…

Las Mercedes Restaurante – Guanajuato

Las Mercedes Restaurante – Guanajuato

The last time I was in Guanajuato, was about 30 years ago when I took food writer Suzanne Hamlin and her husband Ned, on a food tour of the only areas I then knew reasonably well.  What I did not…

Oaxaca Villages – El Tule and Mitla

Oaxaca Villages – El Tule and Mitla

Photo of 2000-year old tree. by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga It was interesting to see how the guests who came to spend some time with me in Oaxaca this summer  really set the pace and determined what we would do.  …