Hericot Vert Salad with Chicken and Grapefruit

Hericot Vert with Chicken and Grapefruit

One of my favorite things about Paris is being able to walk down any street (or Rue as they say en francais), and seeing rows on rows of little round tables occupied by classy Parisians dressed to the nines. Some with kids, some without kids, but always a cigarette in hand. Ah, the sidewalk café. As emblematic to Paris as the Eiffel Tower.

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King Oyster Mushroom Pasta Noodles

King Oyster Mushroom Noodles

Florence, Italy. Also known as Firenze to the locals. It’s a beautiful city, full of history, art, architecture, fine leather, the Arno River, wine, and obviously, under the Tuscan sun, one will find pasta dishes for days – 600 different types of pastas in Italy to be exact.

It’s the city of stuffing pasta in your face until you can’t stuff no more. We took no prisoners. We ate until our bellies were full, until the last drop of wine was savored, and until the sauce from each pasta dish was licked off clean….

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