It snowed again in Paris this week, a big snow. After my icy adventures there in January (and last week in New York) I have to admit, I wasn’t that sorry to miss it. Ah, March is a lion, mes amis, hear her roar! This weekend, I’m looking forward to having some friends over for dinner, and going to a reading at the venerable old DC bookshop, Politics and Prose (details below). If your weekend includes some relaxing internet browsing, here are a few lovely food and book links:
–Memoirs about life in Paris usually aggravate me because they so often get the city wrong. But Rosecrans Baldwin’s book, Paris I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, gets every single detail right, from his hilarious vocabulary lessons with French colleagues, to the expatriate’s wistful appreciation of the temporary.
–Have you ever wondered why so many great ideas appear in the shower? This article explains it all.
–Win a copy of Kitchen Chinese! I’m excited to band together with 26 author friends for a big book giveaway. Find out more details on my Facebook page (click on the blue “win” button at the top), or via the blog of my friend, Randy Susan Meyers.
–*Shamless self promotion alert* I was completely bowled over to find my little old blog featured in the South China Morning Post!
–Isn’t this book cover gorgeous? I’m excited to hear my friend, Nichole Bernier, speak about her debut novel, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. The event is tomorrow, Saturday, March 16, 1pm, at Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC). See you there?
Bon weekend, tout le monde!