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Already autumn

I just had a look at my previous post – written shortly after that heatwave in February or thereabouts…summer kind of got carried away. A lot, too much happened, there was no stopping and I totally missed the roses and a whole lot else. 339 more words


A Very Diplomatic Brunch

This past weekend I met up a girlfriend for brunch at Le Dipolmate in Logan Circle and can you say bon appetite?  This place is Parisian perfection, from the gorgeous interior to the early 20th century french music playing in the background you feel transported to the days that Hemingway, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein immortalized in their works.   253 more words


Black Pudding and Poached Duck Egg, with Apple and Mushrooms

In Normandy, black pudding (or boudin noir) is often eaten with apple. The sharpness of the apple “cuts” the fat and blood of the pudding leaving the palate clean. 185 more words

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Le Chéri

A great review of our favorite new Philadelphia restaurant, Le Chéri, in Philadelphia Magazine

YOU HAVE TO FIGURE that any ingredient is fair game in a menu section labeled “Bizarre.” But Pierre Calmels sure pulled a fast one on me at Le Chéri (which replaced the Rittenhouse Tavern after Nick Elmi left to open Laurel on East Passyunk). 415 more words



St-Malo, France is a hell of a place for a day at the beach.

This medieval port city on the coast of Brittany grew from a small monastic settlement into a fully walled and fortified city by the 17th century. 569 more words