The Turtle Wins, Not the Rabbit

Leisurely Sunday lunches provide only one example of the difference between French and American ways of approaching life. Although many Parisian women often walk very fast along the sidewalk and drivers usually screech to a halt when the little green figures pop up at  street crossings, the truth of the matter is that a slower…

Just Pie … Chess Pie

Sweet foods haunt many childhood food memories. And usually pie stands high on any list of sweet memories. Sadly, pie-making is fast becoming a lost American art form. Too bad, really, because although the early English settlers brought basic pie-making techniques with them, the culinary skills of the colonial American housewife elevated pie-making to a rarified art form. In hundreds of log cabins, farmhouses, and mansions, women of every socio-economic class invented light flaky pastry and hundreds of fillings.

Angelina’s Hot Chocolate

For anyone who’s walked through Paris on a rainy winter day, the cold wind whipping your coat about your knees, your umbrella suddenly quitting on you. Drenched, you find yourself on the Rue de Rivoli, making for Angelina’s tea room. You walk through the crowds of tourists, hoping you look as French as those ladies…