Nothing brings people together like good food 2020 has been a weird and challenging year. Wearing a mask, having our temperature checked, social distancing are our new normal. Meeting friends and family on zoom or in small groups has become the new norm. Working from home, online schooling and closed borders. Thousands have lost their … Continue reading On Being Grateful
I have never claimed my Frenchness as a badge of honor, but I discovered I had a secret weapon when I left Paris in 2000 to live abroad. In South Korea, everything French (the people, the language, the food and wine, the fashion...) was very popular. People found our accent 'cute'. Our fractured English, riddled … Continue reading French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths
Paris, 1999. My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse's restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you'll never guess where! Me: ...(I never did so fast forward...) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: ...? Seoul, 2000. … Continue reading Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.