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December 23, 2007 - The Boston Globe - Travel

Sampling Lyon’s Allure

Dos Santos’s flipped-up haircut and spunkiness are reminiscent of the cartoon reporter Tintin, and he and his shop, Antic Wine, are two of the most recognizable icons in Lyon. Only two minutes after my arrival, he exclaims, “Let’s go!”

Apparently, the tour of Lyon by Jojo does not begin with wine.

December 21, 2007 - Agence France Presse

Tasting Welsh tea in Argentina

Want a real taste of Wales? While some might hop a plane to Cardiff for rarebit, others can head to the end of the world for tea and cakes in Patagonia.

November 19, 2007 -

Tourists re-define brand Patagonia

Tourism is big branding business. From powerful national governments to local economies, regions across the globe are doing their best to create a brand that attracts tourists and their money. Patagonia, the isolated section of terrain at the bottom of Chile and Argentina, is no different… sort of.

October 29, 2007 - ASAP / Associated Press

Ernesto Vivian - Cooking like it was the end of the world

Visiting a peculiar chef who has connected to the deep, frigid water below a town that may as well be the edge of the earth.

October 16, 2007 - ASAP / Associated Press

Chilean seafood sojourn, hold the salmon

Salmon may be king, but a Chilean seafood town’s inhabitants still favor the local specialties.

October 1, 2007 - ASAP / Associated Press

American chefs making waves in Paris?

Expat chefs are doing just fine in Paris, merci beaucoup.

September 17, 2007 - ASAP / Associated Press

Westward, chow!

Chucking the chuck wagon—and discovering cuisine in them hills.

August 19, 2007 - The Boston Globe

Sifting an infinite sea

It’s a cold, clammy introduction to a centuries-old tradition.

Fishing for “les grises,” the tiny common shrimp that rarely get much bigger than a curled-up inch, in Brittany’s Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, has gone from a tough way for Bretons to eke out a living to a pastime still passed from generation to generation.

But on this day when Jean Dugue and Georges “Jojo” Coudray share the ways of shrimping with a small group of family and friends, it’s hard to understand why they bother.

August 5, 2007 - The Boston Globe

Rue Gastronomie

Cooks, books, and a wine shop have put an out-of-the-way neighborhood back on the map.

August 3, 2007 - Agence France Presse

Easy-going US town takes expected Sarkozy visit in stride

WOLFEBORO, United States (AFP) - Residents of this leafy lakeside town are readying a laid-back welcome for France’s hard-charging new president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was expected here for a summer holiday.
Officials from the White House to the town hall refused to publicly confirm reports that Sarkozy had chosen the northeastern resort community for his first “vacances d’ete” since becoming president in May.

July 11, 2007 - The Chicago Tribune

Sweet heaven in a tube

Somewhere along the line, Sicily’s signature dessert must have won an award for the unhealthiest dessert imaginable. Looking conspicuously like a clogged artery, the best cannoli here combine large amounts of cheese, sugar, eggs and ... pork fat.

July 9, 2007 -

Raising the chocolate bar

Chocolate lovers can be crudely lumped into two categories: choppers and savorers. The former, a much larger group, will rip open a package and chomp away, grunting with pleasure as they go, while savorers will patiently let a small hunk melt on their tongues, picking out flavor characteristics as they go. Modican chocolate, a Sicilian favorite whose popularity has been growing exponentially for more than a decade, is a curious point of conversion for the two groups.

July 2, 2007 -

Francesco Averna - Bitter taste, sweet success

While I nursed a strong Sicilian espresso, an old man in a driver’s cap came to the bar and ordered a depth-charge size shot of a thick, blackish drink. I turned away for a sip of coffee and in that time the man downed his drink and already had a foot out the door.

June 7, 2007 - ASAP / Associated Press

Sucking lemons with the pros

Sucking lemons with the pros: JOE RAY finds that in Sicily, lemon-tasting isn’t just some tarted-up foodie affair.

May 27, 2007 - The Boston Globe

Getting in their licks - A Sicilian gelato tour

On a gelato tour, Sicilians have succeeded if you are one with the strawberry.

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