Posts Tagged ‘ Berkeley ’

Eat your words in Berkeley

January 11, 2011
Eat your words in Berkeley

  Admit it. You hear that a new book club is starting up in Berkeley and you picture a group of gray-haired hippies poring over The Communist Manifesto or something equally spritely. Wrong on all counts, my friends. The Cooks’ Book Club which starts up this month looks like a totally fun affair. The...
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Super Salsa

September 6, 2010
Super Salsa

    Coming up on the end of summer here in Berkeley and, if the last three months are any indication, that should mean a day that starts out with clammy, gray fog and moves on to thin sunshine undercut with a chilly breeze. But not to worry. When Nature won’t cooperate, you can always bring...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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