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Location Paris, France
Introduction In 2002 my life partner of 32-years Jack and I retired. We found ourselves living a routine life and decided in 2008 to move to Paris, part-time, well let's say 8-months out of the year. This is my story. A little different take from other blogs about Paris, since all I've ever seen are love stories about Paris. I have a love/hate relationship with Paris, and I value friendships over locale. I started writing missives/journals about my experiences. I'm also a big "foodie" having gone to SF Culinary as a hobby, and when I retired I ran a cooking club which included cooking demos as well as bringing in other "cooks" and local Chefs to share family recipes and/or provide cooking demos. I have helped Chef friends develop menus, took part in wine and food pairing events, wrote restaurant reviews, assisted in test kitchens developing recipes, and I've even catered a few weddings. Although I favor Asian/ethnic cuisine over European cuisine, I love to eat all foods. My philosophy has always been, when you travel visit the country's markets. Markets provide a wealth of information about a culture and it's people. Hope you enjoy my view of Paris from a different perspective.