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What Happened to Dream Vacations?

Tulsa, Philadelphia, Orlando and Cleveland – all American cities, but what do they have in common? Each is listed as one of the 52 Places to go in 2015 according to the Special Issue of the Travel section in the New York Times.  Much different from last year, when they mentioned more far flung and…

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Paris Markets on Display and Under Cover

Rows of ripe tomatoes, pink radishes, ginger and chanterelles beckon hungry shoppers.  Dungeness crabs occasionally move, alluding to the freshness of the nearby turbot. Or as you stroll through the market, perhaps a fresh chicken or pig’s head or feet for dinner? And to start, there’s a myriad of terrines and pates to choose from,…

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Curing the Holidaze

Christmas seems to have snuck up on me this year.  Thanksgiving was late.  Lots of December deadlines leaving little free time (you might have noticed my posting has been limited to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).  The weather has been rainy with more on the way.  Gift-giving has seemed like a chore.  And the holiday just…

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The Politics of Food

Election Day is over, and we can again be free of those awful, disparaging and disingenuous ads.  The results weren’t surprising in New York, as Cuomo was the frontrunner.  But elsewhere in the country there were some big races and issues to be decided.  Oregon voted to legalize pot (not a shock).  Providence showed promise…