Dancing Tomatoes


melon, ham, toothpick

Go to Video Who was the first inspired person to combine air-cured ham and melon?  Well, it might be the Italian in the room who would raise her or his hand, yet it appears it was a Spaniard.  We don’t know who but it’s easy enough to imagine the personality.  It was a woman, of …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video What a summer. Sweltering in places where swelter is unexpected, drenching rains where blue skies are typical, this year it is unpredictable, to say the least. But here in France it is as if no one even pays attention.  We sit outside on terraces, in gardens, amidst the apple …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video And the living, and cooking, is easy. Divine Intervention Is it divine intervention that just as restaurants opened their dining rooms, the skies darkened, the rain pelted down sending diners indoors?  Oceans of rain.  So much that everything was soaked in an instant.   Such storms are a blessing because …

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