You Have Your Lebanon And …

You Have Your Lebanon And I Have My Lebanon  (Written After The First World War, In The 1920’S) You have your Lebanon and its dilemma. I have my Lebanon and its beauty. Your Lebanon is an arena for men from the West and men from the East. My Lebanon is a flock of birds flutteringContinue reading “You Have Your Lebanon And …”

Ice Cream in Paris … again …

Ice Cream à Paris … The only thing for me that comes close to a good chocolate cake is ICE CREAM. I love eating ice cream and I love making ice cream. There is nothing in the world that tastes like chocolate ice cream that just came out of the ice cream machine …. NOTHING ….Continue reading “Ice Cream in Paris … again …”

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

…. and Boats …. … and still dreaming of Paris.  The waters of the River Seine have always been the heart and soul of Paris. Paris has been invaded, occupied, and conquered by its share of foreigners over the course of two millennia, many of whom arrived by this waterway. On our boat ride up andContinue reading “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”

Breakfast like a King

…. or like an Emperor The Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph of Habsburg, enjoyed already this exquisite piece of breakfast bread, the “Kaisersemmel”. Crispy on the outside, on the inside fluffy and moist, must be a hand-knitted Kaisersemmel. This exquisite piece of wheat bread is to this day the medal of honor for any baker. When I learned the trade some thirty years ago,Continue reading “Breakfast like a King”

To Be Or Not To Be in Paris

It seems that Parisians have a capacity of being, which is so much different from other cities. Or it at least seems that way. Moving around the waterway in this city gives a glimpse of recreation we are not really prepared for. Sandy beaches, waterfront sunbathing, Sand, sun and the Seine Including obligatory sand castles.Continue reading “To Be Or Not To Be in Paris”