What Really Matters

by S.W.Kirch Relationships have many forms: friendships, families, and co-workers; keeping these bonds healthy is the ultimate key to happiness and satisfaction in life. And, as everyone knows, this means taking one of the most invaluable commodities of all – time – and investing it in people we care about, or want to/need to get … Continue reading “What Really Matters”

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Are you American?

by: S.W. Kirch   Starting, June 27th,  the Aspen Music Festival will examine what it means to be American through the lenses of different composers and poets.  What do you think? We mulled the question over, as well as asked one person: Karin Derly, The French Alpine Bistro – Crêperie du Village restaurant co-owner and … Continue reading “Are you American?”

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Oh, Crêpe!

by S.W.Kirch Accidents happen. And that – according to folklore – is exactly how the first crêpe came to be. Sometime during the 12th century A.D., in the rocky outcroppings of northern France, known as Brittany, a housewife spilled some porridge onto the hot surface of her kitchen hearth. Instead of wasting the result, she … Continue reading “Oh, Crêpe!”

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Truffle Heaven

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the 18th century French gourmand, once referred to truffles as the “diamonds of the kitchen,” and for centuries the world has agreed. What are truffles? Truffles are treasured culinary gemsand part of the mushroom family. They grow and draw nutrients from the roots of trees and develop their musky flavor and distinctive … Continue reading “Truffle Heaven”

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WHY THE FRENCH STAY SLIM

“We sit down and eat for pleasure, using all of our senses,”- Mireille Guiliano, author of the bestselling book ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’. The French Focus on Pleasure It all comes down to balance. By maintaining a diet where you eat nourishing foods, while also allowing yourself to indulge, you avoid a state of … Continue reading “WHY THE FRENCH STAY SLIM”

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