Archive for 2007



I’ve sent many emails to friends about where and what to eat in Paris, so I’ve decided to post it here. (I lived in Paris and Provence for ten years before moving back to the States.) Please note dates and if you have visited one of these places more recently, I’d love to hear an ...

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Speed Dating for Book Lovers


I was in Atlanta this weekend for SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) where Logan Ward and I (along with about 30 other authors) took part in the Moveable Feast of Authors. This is where each author has about 10 minutes with a table of booksellers to talk about his or her book, before moving on ...

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A 4-Taco Day in Paso and L.A.


Squash Blossoms and Siamese Figs at the Hollywood Farmers Market early Sunday. My friend, Sara Foster, and I were shopping for our Cottage Living photo shoot in Paso Robles last week. We were so full (we had had dinner at The Hungry Cat the night before where we feasted on raw oysters and clams, ...

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Trail of Crumbs photo shoot

Rick and Heather

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots I took from a photo shoot for the January/February issue of Cottage Living magazine. The photographer is Rick Lew, and the styling is by stylist extraordinaire, Heather Chadduck. Rick and Heather Gorgeous cheese plate–it was prop food but quickly became real food (just like the Champagne) as the shoot continued.

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Going to the Dogs

Dogs Dining in Paris

Paris, March 2007

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Blushing Beauties


I bought these stunning radishes from the local farmers market at Pepper Place. How I dream of them: -With cold butter and dipped in crunchy salt -Braised in chicken broth and fresh tarragon -Raw, sliced lengthwise and topped with crispy lardons -Sliced and layered on a thick crispy baguette with melted smoky mozzarella and fresh dill, a pinch of fleur ...

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A Reading List


What I’m reading, rereading or hoping to read soon: Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan The Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater (so gorgeous, I want to climb into his kitchen and never leave) CONVERSATIONS WITH WENDELL BERRY trying to read in Swedish books by poet/novelist Charlotte Brady MANGEZ-Moi by Agnes Desarthe Deux Fois Par Semaine de Christine Orban MARCUS ...

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