Monthly Archives: April 2018

Enlightenment Now. Steven Pinker.

Pinker, Steven. Enlightenment Now. Penguin Random House New York, 2018. NF;3/18. This is a long but mercifully easy-reading treatise on the Enlightenment values of reason, science, humanism, and progress. Pinker is an impressive renaissance-style academic (a psychologist but also a … Continue reading

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Taberna del Rio, Cordoba.

  April 2018. Some days nothing works. We were drawn to this deeply historic city because of its spectacular cathedral, originally created in around 1000 A.D. as a mosque but then taken over by Christians who somehow chose to build … Continue reading

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conTenedor, Seville.

April 2018. In Seville for a week, we are limited by Robin sadly breaking her foot the day before we arrived, and being here unbeknownst during the week of Feria, a 150-year-old festival full of street celebration, drunkenness, special costumes, etc. … Continue reading

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Cinq Mains, Lyon.

April 2018. In Burgundy to taste and buy wine, we ventured south to visit a Cote Roti producer I knew and in the process couldn’t pass up having lunch in the reputed culinary capital of France: Lyon. Our choice certainly … Continue reading

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Caves Madeleine, Beaune.

April 2018 In Burgundy on a “business” trip (monkey business really, a friend and I visiting “my” producers, winemakers I’ve known for 25 years, and buying as much wine as I can jam into my special wine suitcases) we were … Continue reading

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Le Belena, Beaune.

April 2018. First night in town with a friend to visit producers, buy wine, and enjoy the local culture and cuisine. We used the new Michelin website that will show you on a map named restaurants around your location, but … Continue reading

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Pierre Sang, Paris.

  April 2018 I had most of a day to wander parts of this exquisitely sentimental city, but of course it was Sunday so many of the delights were shuttered. I decided to explore the neighbourhood called Oberkampf at the … Continue reading

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