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A Month In Provence: What? I’m Not In Provence?

The black bulls are charging outside our apartment in Uzès. We are in this medieval French town to spend the next month experiencing the joys of Provence. Who knew about bulls? Les tauraux  are part of the tradition and commerce

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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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Officially Old In The Real World; Forever Young In Paris

I didn’t used to be officially old, but now I am. If you are going to get old anywhere, it is best to do it in Paris, because Paris is ageless, and in Paris you are forever young. My wife

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Bad Night In Paris: An Excerpt From The New Tree Callister Novel

Intrepid private eye Tree Callister returns for Another Sanibel Sunset Detective. The novel will be published by West-End Books next month, but it’s available now as an e-book.  Tree is in Paris with his wife Freddie celebrating her birthday. But Freddie has

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Searching For Hemingway

A couple of weeks ago while visiting Key West, I went around to 907 Whitehead Street, the home for nine years in the 1930s of America’s most famous novelist, Ernest Hemingway. In Paris, in June, as I always do, I had dinner at La Closerie des

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