Oysters, Omelettes, and Baskets   – The Homage to Small Town France

Oysters, Omelettes, and Baskets – The Homage to Small Town France

Ah … France. One of those countries we visit time after time and can never get bored. On a third day of our Normandy trip, we woke up in the city of Bayeux and headed to a Saturday market. Visiting a Saturday market is one…

Normandy, France or How We Spent Nearly $4,000 in Four Days

Normandy, France or How We Spent Nearly $4,000 in Four Days

In the summer of 2009, after I finished second year of law school, we decided to visit France. I flew to Paris two days before Julia to get my “art museum” fix and managed to visit four art museums in those two days. Upon arrival,…

Eating Our Way Through Vietnam

Eating Our Way Through Vietnam

Asia has the best food.  Period.  No arguments.  Every time I state this unequivocal fact, Victor tries to mumble something about Mexican food, then realizes that I am willing to physically fight him over this and quickly changes his tune.  And so, Victor and I…

Sardines and Egg Custard Tarts – The Overlooked Cuisine of Portugal

Sardines and Egg Custard Tarts – The Overlooked Cuisine of Portugal

We are standing in a giant store where every wall is covered with floor-to-ceiling shelves, displaying thousands of cans of sardines. “Is this… a sardines store?” Julia asks no one in particular. Her pointless question echoes off the endlessly stacked sardine cans and down the…