By Robert Korengold
As the United States just inaugurated a new President in historic fashion, the way the event was received in France was nearly as monumental. Long-accustomed to vaunting it’s own great power status and refusing meekly to follow American policies, France normally would be finding all kinds of reasons to be ultra prudent and super suspicious about what a new American leader would mean for the world. Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 February 2009 )
By Kelley Engelbrecht
It is January here in La Rochelle, a quaint port-city on the coast of the Atlantic ocean, about three hours via TGV from Paris. We are experiencing an unusual cold spell, but for this Ohio girl, this is nothing compared to the Cleveland winters of my childhood.Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 August 2009 )
By Alisa Krutovsky
Paris in December is cold, but absolutely fabulous. The city is filled with tourists who are looking for extreme romantic lights of Paris when the temperature is below zero and the Parisians are consumed with the thoughts on end-of-year taxes and shopping for Christmas presents,, meaning no foire gras with crispy toasts, no oysters sprinkled with lemon-vinegar juice and no Bordeaux wine for a while. Or that’s how an economy-conscious American would think, but not a French one. Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 December 2008 )
By Jacquelyn Goudeau
It takes time to get to know yourself and what you really need. It can take time for others to get to know you. My theory is that once you know better who you really are, the opportunities to meet other like-minded people will show up…almost magically. It seems to be a law of the Universe…or maybe just the Universe I have decided to live in. Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 December 2008 )
By Robert Korengold
It isn't that easy. And it isn't that cheap. Sooner or later Americans living in France decide they'd like to invite some French acquaintances for a real, American-style Thanksgiving meal.Last Updated ( Monday, 31 August 2009 )
By Tom Reeves
An assembly of some 300 persons, including ambassadors, diplomats and members of Parliament, chairmen and presidents of food industry groups, chefs, and reporters, recently gathered in the dazzling salons of the Palace of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Paris to hear the announcement of this year’s prize winners of the French Food Spirit Award. Organized in 2003 to promote international awareness of the products and proficiency of the French food industry, the association French Food Spirit awards four prizes to those persons who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of French cuisine. Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2008 )
By Robert Korengold
You are not alone Americans. In these stressful economic and financial times the French are sharing and feeling your pain. The only problem is that they are blaming you for it.
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By Madelyn Byrne
When our children started back to school in London last month, it was time to map out the many routine doctor’s and dentists appointments for the family, ‘to start the school year out right’. Having just completed that task, I had a moment to reflect on how we have managed doctors and dentists, illnesses and operations in the UK over the years. Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 November 2008 )
By Arnie Greenberg
Gertrude Stein once wrote, “We all went to Paris. It was where we had to be.” Those who were there were great influences on each other. A list of the creative writers, sculptors, poets and painters who were in Paris during and after World War I would be lengthy indeed. A glimpse at the group gathered at Gertrude’s Saturday night Soiree. They gathered at Nathalie Barney’s or at Sara and Michael Stein’s or at Moise Kisling’s. Here they exchanged ideas and began to influence from each other. The list is long but some of the relationships gave fruit to creative masterpieces. Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2008 )
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