Culinary Curiosities (Update)
I have a trail of crumbs to follow, some are my own…
I want to visit Les Deux Garçons, where M.F.K. Fisher sipped sherry while her girls indulged in glasses of lemonade in Aix-en-Provence.
- I want to find the lounge in Paris where Craig Claiborne listened to Edith Piaf sing Je ne Regrette Rien.
- I’d love to find Richard Olney’s garden in Solliès-Toucas.
I want to eat a tarte flambé in Strasbourg.
- I’d like to find the kitchen at 27 Rue de Fleurus in Paris, where Alice B. Toklas cooked for Gertrude Stein and guests.
- I’d like to see where Julia Child loved to gulp down bouillabaisse in Marseille.
I want to revisit La Tour des Saveurs in Bitche, France, where Dad took me on my 12th birthday. While serving in the Franco-Prussian War, Auguste Escoffier was a chef in Wiesbaden. I want to find out where?
I was born in Landstuhl, Germany. I’d like to find the village where my parents lived. I want to spend time in Lyon and unearth the culinary history of a boisterous woman whose significant enough to have her photo hang on the wall of the Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet, La Mère Brazier. In Dijon I’d like to track down where M.F.K. Fisher lived and dined (Aux Trois Faisans, now Le Pré aux Clercs).
- I’d like to hike and picnic in the tiny Bavarian town of Baiersbronn, “the secret Michelin-Star capital of the world.”
In Germany, I hope to harvest grapes in the fall. (Did this twice!)
- I’d love to go to Viehscheid in Bavaria in the fall to experience “when the cows come home.”