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On a summer evening some years ago, two of the South’s most celebrated writers, William Faulkner and Katherine Anne Porter, were dining together at a plush restaurant in Paris. Everything had been laid out to perfection; a splendid meal had … Continue reading
Perhaps it’s the charming backwater where I live, but I have noticed that, for all their vaunted style and elegance, the French do some extremely odd things. As in today’s photo, which is “something new.” I’ll say. And no, I … Continue reading
This has been the most brutal winter I have known since moving to France. Next week I will be in Bangkok and Siem Reap. Just checked the weather forecast for Siem Reap. Heat index: 132 F !! This is going … Continue reading
Via friend Corey, here is a beautiful post about the Provencal creche, a tradition I have happily adopted.
Friend Sarah is visiting from the UK and wanted to see a bit of the Alps. So we went to Chamonix, which is an easy hour’s drive from here. It was a beautifully bright and sunny day, and we had … Continue reading
Was Googling around tonight for where to buy peanut butter M&Ms in France (yeah, yeah), when I chanced upon the M&Ms Wikipedia entry. Some fascinating stuff here. Today was a good day at work, despite the lack of heat (organization … Continue reading
The peas are on the stove for Hoppin’ John. My favorite recipe, courtesy of the late lamented Bill Neal of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. Hoppin’ John Yields 4 to 6 servings Southerners may make resolutions for the New Year, … Continue reading
The santons of Provence are beautiful and fun to collect and to read about, as here. Here is my crèche and some of my santons:
I bought a fabulous old church candelabra from friend Sian, my local brocante dealer. Decided to make it this year’s Christmas “tree.” Enjoy! More photos coming soon, including of my creche and santons.