Tag Archives: Margolis-Pineo

Born To Run

My pal theater boy somehow scores tickets to Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. Magic, sleight of hand and surprise are just a few of his many gifts. We arrive rumpled and in need of a recharge. It is not quite noon. … Continue reading

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La Primavera: Part I

Wisteria Season March 20 is the first day of Spring. It is also my birthday. We leave Maine’s four-foot snowdrifts knowing it’s full-on primavera in Italy. There’s nothing I like more than eating my birthday dinner on a plastic tray … Continue reading

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Royal Pop-Up at Tempo Dulu

Lucky me – I’m invited to an eight-course Royal Thai dinner designed and prepared by Chef Goy Siwaporn, left, who hides a prodigious talent in her tiny frame. Best of all, the sparkling eight-course dinner is held at The Danforth … Continue reading

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“P” is for Paris

Peonies Pompidou  Pâtisserie Petits bibelots Pique–nique Pouting a la moue Ponctualité Protest Pont des Arts @$#%& Prix Fixe Pernod Picasso Petite Jolie Paul For Vanessa, my friend and mentor since 1968. With love and respect forever, xo

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Shake It Up Baby: Paris 2015

Pont Neuf I am crossing the oldest bridge in Paris, pinching myself, heading for my daughter’s flat on Rue de L’Hirondelle. By “flat” I mean two burners and a giant window, c’est tout – think Madeline without pink roses. I’m … Continue reading

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Maine Culinary Travel Three Ways

More sunny tales of summer originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July and August of 2014. There are many ways to enjoy culinary travel here in Maine. Take a cooking class with an expert. Take … Continue reading

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The Maine Cottage

More summer stories for a chilly season that originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram in June, July and August of 2014. The Maine cottage is making a comeback. Originally designed as small vacation dwellings for working people, … Continue reading

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