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Mimolette Returns!!! Moulin à Vent Stephane Aviron

Mimolette: that Tahitian sunset-colored, melon ball of a cheese has returned. Last spring the Orwellian Federal Drugs Administration decided that no more than 6 microscopic cheese mites per square inch could exist. 3,800 pounds were destroyed.  It did not matter … Continue reading

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ENTRÉE PARIS 2: Versailles, Birthday, and a Bordeaux: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #41

My wife and I wake to Paris at 7am, ready for her 31st birthday. I had planned everything, from the metro to a secret tour of Versailles: nothing less for a queen.

She whips up a glorious, casual breakfast of the frenchest of French Toasts (of course).

She then notices that my ipod still ticks in Ireland time: 45 minutes late. Last night’s shattered ceramic cat gets its revenge. Continue reading

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