Second Helpings of Pancakes from Paris

Let Them Eat Pancakes, by Craig Carlson (Amazon) In his first memoir, the delightful Pancakes in Paris, Californian Craig Carlson details his life-changing journey of opening "my diner in a foreign country, with a foreign language, which also happened to be the culinary capital of the world." It made for an entertaining, sarcastic but heartwarming... Continue Reading →

An American’s Ideas and Impressions From Istanbul

Book review: Notes on a Foreign Country, by Suzy Hansen This is a book about an American living abroad in the era of American decline...As an American abroad now, [post-Iraq and Afghanistan wars] you do not have the same crazy, smiling confidence. You do not want to speak so loud. You feel always the vague risk of breaking something. In Turkey and... Continue Reading →

Breakfast in America, en français

Book review: Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson (Amazon / Book Depository) photo of Breakfast in America 2, credit: Cedric Roux, www.cedricroux.com Sweet, hilarious memoir of an American who got to do what so many people dream about (or threaten to do if their presidential candidate doesn't win) - move abroad and open a classic American-style... Continue Reading →

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