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Food Shopping In Paris: Macarons, Pain d’Epice, Chocolate & More

Love food shopping? So do I!  I really enjoy strolling into the many boulangeries, patisseries, food markets and gourmet shops while in Paris.  Here are some of my favorite (and highly recommended) shops in the City of Light. FOOD MARKETS – Paris … Continue reading

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Crispy Arctic Char, Apple & Barley Salad and Other Dishes at Ripple – Washington, DC

Like dining at restaurants where the chef (Logan Cox) sources sustainable or organic meats, fish and produce?  Then by all means, visit Ripple in Washington DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. Last night I patronized this excellent restaurant with a Spanish friend. … Continue reading

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Traveling in Style on a High Speed Italian Train

There is nothing like traveling on a high speed European train.  In October 2008, I traveled first class from Rome to Bologna on Trenitalia’s high speed line.  Other than zipping through the beautiful Italian countryside, the highlight was sitting in … Continue reading

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French Style Steaks at Medium Rare – Washington, DC

In DC and hungry for a great steak that costs only $19.50?  Then dash off to “Medium Rare”, a recently opened, French inspired steakhouse in Cleveland Park.  Medium Rare’s concept is very different from most other restaurants as it only … Continue reading

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Red Hook Lobster Pound Food Truck – Washington, DC

As I was walking down Connecticut Avenue earlier today, I noticed that the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck was parked in front of “Ireland’s 4 Ps” – an Irish bar in Cleveland Park.  The truck was obviously there to cater … Continue reading

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Bicerin: A Delicious Italian Beverage From Turin

Ever tried a Bicerin?  This hot beverage from Turin, Italy is a carefully layered combination of drinking chocolate, espresso and milk or whipped cream. My friend Robert S. introduced me to this drink a few months ago.  I have yet … Continue reading

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Italian Goodies at Tarallucci e Vino – New York City

I like to patronize a restaurant where the owners believe that food comes first, not the customer.  This is why I am a big fan of Tarallucci e Vino. When I go to New York City, I always have either … Continue reading

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