Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Cutting of the Olive: Lessons in Life and Cooking From the South of France

I have learned how to cut an olive in half. I now know that in order to make pissaladière, a traditional and very popular French pizza-type dish, one sweats the onions, one does not brown them. Adding olive oil to

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How We Won The War–and Those Other Guys Didn’t

The building where the Gestapo tortured, maimed, and killed hundreds of French men and women, and from where thousands were dispatched to gas chambers in the east, sits at fourteen avenue Berthelot near the River Rhone in central Lyon. Lingering

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