Artichokes are everywhere in the grocery store this time of year and they make a delicious treat for dinner. I grew up eating artichokes every once in a while. Back then we ate them with a side of butter sauce and a little extra salt. I learned from a young age how to navigate my way around the “choke” which hides in the middle of the vegetable, lying in wait for an unsuspecting diner. Artichokes in Paris When I was a little older, I was once served an artichoke in Paris. I was there for a study abroad semester during my university days. I’ll never forget how surprised my French host family was when they saw that I knew how to eat an artichoke. They had apparently never met an … Read More
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I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
Saturday, July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. This date marked the start of the French Revolution. Some of the factors which fueled the revolution, were "discontent with the monarchy and the poor economic policies of King Louis XVI" (The French Revolution). The extravagant lifestyle of the king and queen (Marie Antoinette) no doubt also played a role in inciting the the population. My First Bastille Day in Paris One of my happy memories is when I was a student in Paris. This was back in my early 20s and I had occasion to be there for the Bastille Day celebration. It was a wonderful day and night of … Read More