Monthly Archives: April 2018

Marc Fosh, Palma Mallorca.

April 2018. One of I think two Michelin starred restaurants on the island of Mallorca, this place in the middle of the city of Palma puts on a pretty high-class show. It’s on a narrow hard-to-access street in the old … Continue reading

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12 Rules for Life. Jordan Peterson.

Peterson, Jordan. 12 Rules for Life. Random House, Toronto, 2018. NF; 4/18. This is an unusual book that has been successful but controversial. Peterson is originally a small-town Alberta Canadian but has also taught and researched at Harvard, and is … Continue reading

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C’an Costa, Valldemossa, Mallorca.

April 2018. Following our pattern of driving away from our base camp to allegedly lovely towns and then seeking out Michelin-named restaurants for lunch, we chose this eatery in Valldemossa, which town we foolishly understood from a travel blogger was … Continue reading

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Es Recó de Randa, Randa, Mallorca.

April 2018. Set in a small second-floor indoor room of a four-star hotel and a bigger pretty outdoor terrace in this typically picturesque small town, this place looked like it was going to be a classy find. Sadly the food … Continue reading

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El Rinconcillo, Seville.

April 2018. This place was called traditional by Michelin. It’s certainly been around for a long time, but calling it traditional seems kindly: there’s a “nasty, brutal, and short” character to some traditional things and that applies a wee bit … Continue reading

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La Carbona, Jerez Spain.

  April 2018 It’s still rare although less so than 10 years ago to find an eating place that recognizes that diet has an important impact on life but none on traditional measures of health. Such places use the big … Continue reading

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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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