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,…

Halong Bay and Hanoi

After much delay, here it is – my final post on Vietnam.  Of course, this means I should be planning another trip back.  But since there are so many places I’ve yet to visit, my next big adventure likely will be elsewhere (can you believe I don’t have a trip planned!).  For now, I’ll have…

Exploring The Importance Of Bread In France

Bread has long been a staple of society.  Yet it is much more than a means of sustenance.  In its various forms, we now view bread as a means to define certain cultures.  There’s pita in Middle Eastern cuisine, naan accompanies Indian curry, and a basic baguette in France. As my usual low-carb eating self…