March 20th is Macaron Day in France. It’s one of those made up marketing stunts to get you to buy a macaron or 20 at your local patisserie. Here’s how it works: 1. You walk in to donate a pittance to some charity. 2. In thanks you are given one “free” macaron.
One of the benefits of living abroad for a long time, then returning, is the abundance of TV, movies and books you didn’t get to experience while you were away. For instance, I left for Paris after two episodes of Breaking Bad. When I returned, I enjoyed weeks of binge watching
Imagine being good at making, oh say, cream puffs. You’re so good at this one dessert that you decide you’re going to open a café and just serve cream puffs, tea and coffee. That’s it. One dessert. And it works. This is Odette. The charming little café at 77 rue gala
This month’s Travel Letter takes us to Japan. I visited the lovely Aine in the tiny mountain village Morotsuka in Miyazaki Ken on Kyushu Island. We’re talking waterfalls, shrines and shiny happy people. We’re talking traditional Japanese life. We’re talking kid