Tag Archives: Francophile

Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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How to be a Parisian wherever you are

Imagine that your friends in Paris have just sent you an enormous stuffed envelope.  You open it and out spills candid photos, a collection of lists and short essays.  There are even a few recipes.  Your friends want you to know how a Parisian … Continue reading

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Bite into “Chocolat” for pleasure and plot

I take another, from a tray marked Peche au miel millefleurs. A slice of peach steeped in honey and eau-de-vie, a crystallized peach sliver on the chocolate lid.  From “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris.  Quote formatting from Bryton Taylor’s Food in Literature … Continue reading

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From blog to book: The delicious “Lessons from Madame Chic.”

Haven’t you always wanted to peek inside someone’s house in Paris to understand how the French live so well?  Luckily, Jennifer L. Scott has opened the door to us readers and shares her experience as a study abroad student living … Continue reading

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Three non-fiction books for New Year’s inspiration

I have a room that I can write in.  But it also has about 25 piles of stuff on the floor, including long-abandoned knitting projects, and lots of books.  I have to step over a lot of things to get … Continue reading

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