Category Archives: Eats

Eats: Memorable Easter Dinner in Brussels

Just back from a memorable Easter dinner in the Matonge (African) section of Brussels, a few blocks from where I’m staying. Place was absolutely packed. I was parked near a family with a child who insisted on putting her toy … Continue reading

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Delicious dilemma: Watching my weight with chocolate, chocolate, everywhere in Belgium

So I saw this plug for Candice Bergen’s memoir the other day. The fashion and entertainment icon (why wasn’t she really utilized in the SNL 40-year reunion?) says she’s put on 30 pounds and has no problem being considered fat. Because … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Paris restaurant’s doggone wonderful

After chocolate mousse at a Paris restaurant, an even-sweeter dessert: Making friends with some of the proprietors. Why don’t they allow dogs in U.S. restaurants? Never understood that, and never will.

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Eats: Go to France without leaving home this Thanksgiving

Who among us can just jet off to France for Thanksgiving? (If you can, will you at least think about adopting me?) You can still parlez-vous Francais at your dinner table. Here are some great recipes I’m salivating over while … Continue reading

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Eats: I’d go almost anywhere for one of these

French fry burgers? Ho-hum. But this combo has me salivating. Ramen Burgers. What a great idea! I confess I really got into the video. I could just feel and taste the texture of the noodles glued to the beef. They’ve been … Continue reading

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Living up to the title of America’s coolest street

Ever heard of Abbot Kinney? He’s the person behind the street that’s the coolest block in America, according to GQ magazine. This L.A. street was a favorite hangout of mine when I lived there. I don’t anymore — and miss … Continue reading

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Why Iceland food’s not so hot

For me, half the fun of going to a new country is trying out the food. With every place quickly becoming like every other place,  it’s sometimes the only way you know you’re in another country. Besides the language, of … Continue reading

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