Paris Pagodas: The Remarkable Story of La Pagode

Take a trip through time with this entertaining story I wrote for Bonjour Paris about the history and various incarnations of a famous Paris site that only certain insider Parisians know about. https://bonjourparis.com/history/the-remarkable-story-of-la-pagode-in-the-7th/ Continue reading Paris Pagodas: The Remarkable Story of La Pagode

Could The Making Of A Cookbook Be Dangerous?

It was supposed to be a routine cookbook research expedition; but the jet-lagged team of culinary professionals from the U.S. West Coast arriving in Armenia in mid-April would quickly learn that “sometimes cookbook writing can take you in many directions.” Their arrival coincided with Armenia erupting into country-wide democracy protests. There they were – smack … Continue reading Could The Making Of A Cookbook Be Dangerous?

Destination Armenia!

After returning to Germany from Armenia last summer I was invited to a dinner party. The hosts and guests were a mix of British, German and American. Of course I took advantage of enthralling them about my wonderful trip to Armenia. I described the warm hospitality of the people, the incredibly tasty food, delicious mountain … Continue reading Destination Armenia!

Marseille Stories: Janine – The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques

You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques? Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets. Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates there has been human habitation in the area since prehistoric … Continue reading Marseille Stories: Janine – The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques