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  Topic: olives
BG

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:57 am   Subject: olives
You might enjoy the book "Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit," by Mort Rosenblum, a former editor of the International Herald Tribune, who now lives on his own olive patch in Provence!
  Topic: Bok Choy help needed!
BG

Replies: 8
Views: 11546

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:49 am   Subject: Bok Choy help needed!
Bravo to you for joining a CSA -- keep your local farms going! In addition to the responses already given, I'd suggest you try bok choy with ginger and smoked sesame oil. Put a few slices of fresh gin ...
  Topic: Parisien Food Memories
BG

Replies: 5
Views: 10796

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:34 am   Subject: Parisien Food Memories
I suspect Rungis is a bit more "antiseptic" than the old Les Halles, but I also suspect many of the foodstuffs are still just about the same and just as good as in the old days. You can find pictures ...
  Topic: Omigod no!
BG

Replies: 17
Views: 30615

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:26 am   Subject: Omigod no!
Of course, there are those wonderful French cheeses known as crottes or crottins (singular crotte or crottin) because of their resemblance to ... well, if you don't know what I mean, just Google crott ...
  Topic: Are yawns contagious?
BG

Replies: 9
Views: 15079

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:19 am   Subject: Are yawns contagious?
It turns out that there is a scientific explanation as to why one yawn in a room begets others. Well, quasi-scientific ... As you know, you yawn because of fatigue that is due to lack of oxygen in the ...
  Topic: The Auvergne
BG

Replies: 5
Views: 9873

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:36 am   Subject: The Auvergne
Thanks folks, good advice to get me going! I also suggested to our bicycle tour guide in Alsace that he might consider putting together a route in the Auvergne (he lives in a very small village in Als ...
  Topic: The Auvergne
BG

Replies: 5
Views: 9873

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:24 pm   Subject: The Auvergne
Can anyone suggest places to visit and things to do in the Auvergne, a region of France which interests me. I've been to Clermont-Ferrand and driven from there to Lyon ... beautiful countryside, remot ...
  Topic: Pesto Man in Paris (part deux)
BG

Replies: 61
Views: 72172

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:14 pm   Subject: Pesto Man in Paris (part deux)
I hereby align myself with the International Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Cat Lovers! I grew up with a big orange tiger since my mother also liked cats. In times when I couldn't have a cat, such as s ...
  Topic: Does rich olive oil go toxic when frying?
BG

Replies: 14
Views: 23189

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:22 pm   Subject: Does rich olive oil go toxic when frying?
Based on chemistry, it's not likely that you can produce anything really toxic by overheating olive oil. The main fatty acid in olive oil is oleic acid, an 18-carbon acid with one double bond just abo ...
  Topic: Hydrogenated shortening vs. Butter
BG

Replies: 7
Views: 12226

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:09 pm   Subject: Hydrogenated shortening vs. Butter
Gingerpale has it right -- the info from the Wikipedia agrees with all I've learned about trans fats. There are small amounts of naturally ocurring trans fats, and they are tolerated well by human bei ...
  Topic: Boston
BG

Replies: 2
Views: 8403

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:52 pm   Subject: Boston
Do you know where you're staying? If it's in the city of Boston, you're within walking distance of most of the places I can mention. I live across the river, in Cambridge, "Boston's Left Bank" Boston, ...
  Topic: Just Back from Paris and Alsace!
BG

Replies: 6
Views: 13584

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:13 pm   Subject: Just Back from Paris and Alsace!
I sheepishly apologize for my long silence ... I registered, I chatted eagerly, then came work, then some travel, then more work, then more travel ... you know how it is. But as you can see, this trip ...
  Topic: What are your top 5 places for food/drink in Paris?
BG

Replies: 5
Views: 11870

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:43 am   Subject: What are your top 5 places for food/drink in Paris?
Take a look at a post I just entered (title is "Just Back from Paris and Alsace") for some of our favorite finds just a couple of weeks ago.
  Topic: Just Back from Paris and Alsace!
BG

Replies: 6
Views: 13584

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:40 am   Subject: Just Back from Paris and Alsace!
This is an account of our trip to Paris and Alsace, with emphasis on – what else – food! We have a bit of history with the City of Light – I was there for 11 months in 1974-5 as an impoverished stu ...
  Topic: Back to Paris!!!!!
BG

Replies: 33
Views: 42391

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:00 pm   Subject: Recent trip to Paris
I just returned from Paris (and Alsace) and I'm going to add a new post listing some of the places we enjoyed. We hadn't been in Paris for 18 years (only passing through Aeroport CDG on the way to ano ...
 
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