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    At Les Clos, one of the Grand Cru vineyards in Chablis (Burgundy), France


    At Young & Co's "The Ram Brewery", Wandsworth, London (now closed)



    Books I've read and recommend:

    • Fiction
      • NEW Mangrove Underground, Tim W. Jackson
      • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (and the rest of the Millennium trilogy) - real page-turners
        • and if you liked those, you may like the Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo
      • We'll Always have Paris, John Baxter
      • Bound for Glory, Woody Guthrie
      • The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
      • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
      • Don't Stop the Carnival, Herman Wouk
      • The Girl with One Pearl Earring
      • A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler
      • Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes
        • Note: Bella Tuscany is just so-so, as are so many sequels.
      • The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, (and sequels, too)
      • The Eight, Katherine Neville
      • Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
      • Strange Pilgrims (short stories), Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      • War Paint, Tom Wakefield
      • Water Method Man, John Irving
      • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    • Non-Fiction
      • NEW Traditional Fermented Foods, Shannon Stonger - a great book on fermentation basics and lots of recipes for fermenting vegetables, grains and dairy
      • NEW The New Health Rules, Frank Lipman, M.D. & Danielle Claro - Sound wellness advice, not preachy, no agenda
      • Why Knot? Philippe Petit (A really nice how-to book on tying knots, from someone who should know!)
      • Poor Man's Feast, Elissa Altman
      • A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle
      • No Picnic on Mount Kenya, Felice Benuzzi
      • Secret Life of the Seine, Mort Rosenblum
      • Chronicles, Vol. I, Bob Dylan
      • Resource Book of Phrases and Sentences, Cristina Boccuti (Communication Skill Builders)
      • Being Digital, Nick Negroponte (MIT Media Lab)
      • Men are from Mars..., John Grey
      • Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman (Biog - Feynman)
      • What Do You Care What Other People Think (Biog - Feynman)
      • Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
      • Look Me In The Eye, John Elder Robison

    Movies & Television I've seen and recommend:

    • Tim's Vermeer (2013) - documentary on how Vermeer made his photo-realistic paintings
    • I Like Killing Flies (2004) - movie about Kenny Shopsin and his restaurant in Greenwich Village
    • Borgen (TV) - Danish political drama
    • The Bridge (TV) - Danish/Swedish police procedural
    • The Tunnel (TV) - British/French version of The Bridge

    Boston Stuff

    • Spice Land, 120 Cambridge St., Burlington, is an excellent shop selling Indian dry goods and spices. There are several other shops in the same complex.
    • The Tool Shed, 471 Main Street, Waltham - Used hand and power tools at great prices
      • Hours: Wed - Sat, 1pm to 5pm - 781-647-7970
    • Fiore di Nonno - local handcrafted small batch mozzarella, burrata and more - was made fresh daily in Somerville, but sadly is no longer in business.
    • Car Talk - list of staff credits from the end of the radio show
    • Minuteman Library Network - reserve books from the comfort of home, have them delivered to your local library
    • North End Market Tours - walking and tasting tour of the North End, guided by Michele Topor


    This young man must have seen my rat - he wanted to demonstrate the effect of Coriolis acceleration on those
    funnels of water over the red pitchers...



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