Monthly Archives: September 2011

a salty tang, the whiff of truffle

A quick visit to beloved Marseille.  The extraordinary re-invention of this great city continues as it has for millennia. La Joliette, the old port area, which used to be a midden of dank smelly streets,  has now been cleaned up, … Continue reading

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a foray to alaska, then back to the beautiful south

I have been pondering the baked Alaska thing, and the general gamut of food (desserts for the moment) which come, seemingly from nowhere, passing from fashion to post-modern in a few years.    They are part of the world of those … Continue reading

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isis oh isis

Some way within the limits of the stretch of landscape, points of light like the topaz gleamed.  The air increased in transparency with the lapse of minutes, till the topaz points showed themselves to be the vanes, windows, wet roof … Continue reading

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the cake issue, and a brief look at chestnuts

Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said “Honey or condensed milk with your bread?” he was so … Continue reading

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