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Poached pears in a bowl

Poached Pears

Poached pears are an important ingredient in French Pear & Almond Tarte. This recipe was adapted from the How To Poach Pears article on David Lebovitz’s website.

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Photo by Cathy Augello

Inspiration

A good friend of mine has recently become obsessed with the annual winter spectacle of crows roosting by the thousands along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie. Above is one of

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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is popular in the U.K. It is traditionally decorated with a circle of eleven or twelve almond paste “eggs,” representing the twelve apostles. (The one missing is Judas.) This recipe was adapted from the one given to me by my British mother-in-law.

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Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville is a big, sprawling city. However, standing in the four-block stretch of downtown known as “Honky Tonk Highway,” it feels much smaller. Here restaurants, bars, music halls, western wear stores, and souvenir shops pack ground level storefronts, the upper floors and even rooftops.

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Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Prep work for this Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl recipe can be done ahead. When you’re ready to serve, simply let the ingredients come to room temperature (takes about 30 minutes). The final step is plating. This recipe was adapted from the one on SkinnyTaste.

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Milk & Honey Nashville, TN

Milk & Honey in Nashville, TN

Heading out of Nashville on Sunday morning, our last stop was for breakfast. After researching dozens of breakfast websites, there was only one place that stood out: Milk & Honey Nashville. One glance at the menu, and all other options were off the table.

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Hot Club de Lyon

Hot Club De Lyon

Lyon has more than a dozen jazz clubs, some with long and storied histories. I’m a sucker for live music. But finding live music venues in foreign countries, particularly when

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Homemade vegetarian huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

I’m not sure when or where I first tried Huevos Rancheros. It certainly isn’t something I grew up eating, but today it’s one of my favorites. This dish is especially satisfying during the colder months–when appetites are extra large. And don’t restrict Huevos Rancheros to breakfast. It’s terrific for lunch or even supper.

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Our favorite spot: Le Broc’Bar

Our visit to Lyon was to be a three-night layover on the way from Paris to Narbonne. We had reserved a fifth-floor walkup in the 1st arrondissement, the Presqu’île, but since we’d never been to Lyon we really didn’t know if this would turn out to be a good choice. Would the location be convenient or difficult? Would the neighborhood be vibrant or sketchy? As it turns out, it was perfect, and Le Broc’Bar was one of the reasons.

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Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

This ultra simple green salad recipe starts with fresh, crisp greens and finishes with a light vinaigrette of olive oil, sherry wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. It was adapted from Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing on Epicurious.com.

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Brasserie George, Lyon, France

Lyon’s Infamous Brasserie Georges

One reason I love traveling to a big city is that it is such a different experience from my own life. There are the physical differences: streets packed with vehicles and people, the hum of traffic and voices, even the light is different, bouncing off glass and steel and concrete. And there is so much to do: parks and gardens, museums, galleries, live music and restaurants. And it’s all right there. In easy reach of a subway or a bus or even just the sidewalk.

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