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A Taste of Paris: Elections, Erections and Cafe de la Mairie

It's a steal! Will this crook be the next French president? Or will it be the charming neo-Nazi and Trump surrogate? By the time many…

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Paris is Also This: Beauty, Peace, Poetry, Brotherly and Sisterly and Unisex Love

In memory of the policeman killed and others wounded last night on the Champs-Elysees… Terror and demagoguery will not undo Paris, will not change Paris…

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A Taste of Paris: A Hungry Eye in Paris Cont.: Seine-sational Seine-side Expressway

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and I don't always see eye to eye but on one thing we agree: get private cars out of Paris. The…

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A Taste of Paris: The Cherry and the Cake

The French version of "the icing on the cake" is "the cherry on the cake." A perfect spring day in Paris today, the flowering cherries…

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A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food: Soul Food in Paris

Soul food in Paris? Absolutely: Paris is good for the soul! (And it's not bad for the sole).     A Taste of Paris: A…

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A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

In bookstores everywhere on Sept. 26, 2017 but already available for pre-ordering (click on the image) Related posts: A Taste of Paris: A History of…

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A PASSION FOR PARIS: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light, Book Tour, spring 2015, update

Our spring 2015, coast-to-coast extravaganza to celebrated the publication of A PASSION FOR PARIS: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light, starts on April…

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A Passion for Paris: Literary Dinner Event at Piedmont Restaurant in Durham

    Join us at one of America's premier gourmet, organic restaurants, Piedmont Restaurant, in Durham, South Carolina, for an extraordinary feast featuring my new…

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A Passion for Paris: The Real Romance of Paris (Be Original!)

  Now and then, then and now… The scene opens with thousands of “love locks” glinting on a bridge spanning the Seine. Competing accordionists play…

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A Passion for Paris: France’s Most Popular Writers Then and Now are Romantics

  photos courtesy Alison Harris   A couple of jpegs of Le Figaro. They show “the best-loved most widely read writers” in France. Guess who…

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A Passion for Paris: Beautiful Bagatelles, Charles X, Debauchery and Romance

A Passion for Paris: Romance at Bagatelle David Downie, March 2015     Were Romance and Romanticism in Paris born at the Bagatelle, possibly the…

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A Passion for Paris: George Sand, Romanticism’s Great Woman Happy?

  George Sand was the "Great Woman" of the Romantic Age, according to Victor Hugo. If anyone could make that claim it was Hugo. Successful,…

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