Archive for November, 2007

Truffle for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

November 30th, 2007

Not technically France-related, but pertinent to the title of our blog, is the news that an enormous white truffle was dug up in Tuscany last week. Weighing more than three pounds (almost 1.5 kg), this pungent monster may break the Guinness World Record for largest truffle. In a classy move, the folks who found it […]

Harmonious Complaining

November 20th, 2007

Apologies to those of you who have seen this, but I just read about the growing number of Complaints Choirs worldwide, which are just what they sound like, choirs which sing a litany of complaints set to music. The genesis of the idea came from two Helsinki artists who were inspired by the Finnish expression […]

The Sweet Life in Paris

November 20th, 2007

In the course of doing research for my latest post on Gridskipper, Algerian Patisseries in Paris, Joe and I had to sample as many delicious Algerian pastries as we could. It’s a tough job, I know, but someone’s got to do it. If you’ve never tasted Algerian pastries, I would highly recommend them. They are […]

Pétanque, Taxidermy, and Ramen

November 10th, 2007

Now that I have your attention, you may be wondering what the three items in the name of this post could possibly have in common. The answer: all three were subjects of recent posts I wrote for Gridskipper. My latest post is about Pétanque in Paris and includes places where you can watch games in […]

The Name of the Spouse

November 10th, 2007

I can’t say exactly when it was I decided that if I got married I wouldn’t change my last name, but I know that by the time I got to college the idea was pretty much confirmed in my mind. I knew a lot of people at that time who were finding creative ways to […]