Monthly Archives: July 2016

Noblesse oblige

In February I ate in their restaurant; in June I subscribed to their magazine; in July I made a pitch. No joy yet, but at least a reply. Noble Rot is a refreshing wine organ, not glossy but funky; not … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

So last Thursday, a guest from Quebec. Sophie Suraniti, freelance food writer, blogger and épicurean twitterer (@suraniti) came to visit after twelve years absence.Visiting la Patrie, for a marathon seven week tour with ten year old Lia, we were this … Continue reading

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The best President France never had…

So, Michel Rocard, ex-French prime minister and scurge of Mitterand and populist socialism, has died aged 85. No Tony Blair, he tried to lug French socialism out of its dogmatic Marxism and into the nirvana of social democracy. He largely … Continue reading

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