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I was surely born in France of a chef father and food critic mother but spirited away to a forced childhood in America where I learned to cook, write and eat. At 18, I returned for a summer and have been in love with France and Paris in particular ever since. I began reviewing restaurants and compiling a list of favorites twenty years ago but its distribution was private and controlled. In 2004 I was asked to cohost the France Forum of the eGullet Society of Culinary Arts and Letters and sometime thereafter to write weekly essays for Bonjour Paris. I eat out every day I am in France and try to drag my incredibly understanding wife Colette, children and grandchildren as well as friends as much as possible with me.


Food reviewing, eating, cooking and reading.