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French Tomato Tart

It’s the end of summer so you know what that means, right?   School. Leaves turning color.  Sweater weather.  The crisp air.   Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  Shitty holiday music 24/7 … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: Mikette

Until a few months ago, there was only one strictly French restaurant in Ann Arbor, a fact that still baffles me.  So when Mikette opened a few months ago I … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Veuve Clicquot Tour – #MWWC 25

How convenient is this? I’m right smack in the middle of posts about our recent trip to Paris and Amsterdam and the theme for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #25 … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 15 Comments

Hedonizing in Paris

As I mentioned in my post about Europe’s disturbing Michael Jackson obsession, the fam took a weeklong trip to Paris and Amsterdam.    Since then, I’ve been trying to figure … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 22 Comments

The Bleakness of French Radio

Last week, I posed the question of whether Europeans have the concept of Guilty Pleasures.   These are songs that you really, really shouldn’t like or are generally awful but you … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Open That Bottle Night 2016

This Saturday, February 27th, is the 17th annual “Open That Bottle Night”.   The premise is simple – chances are you have a special bottle (or in my case several) of … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 12 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Chateau Paul Mas Wine Tasting

I was very fortunate to be on a short list to participate in an online tasting/meet-and-greet with winemaker Guillame Borrot from Chateau Paul Mas.  As part of the tasting, I … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cooking to Score – Sole Meuniere Recipe Again

This Saturday is Sweetest Day, which means that you’ll probably be sitting around watching the first season of “The Walking Dead” on Netflix.  Oh wait, that’s me.   Sweetest Day … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Guilty Pleasures – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo!  For those of you uncouth gringos who think this is the day to go to Taco Bell and listen to Jimmy Buffett songs, let The Hedonist … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 11 Comments
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