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raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.
moving to Paris

The Love-Hate Bug: 8 Things to Grin and Bear Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris may be a dream come true, but there are bumps along the way to becoming a true Parisienne. Lizzie Harwood breaks it down for you.
dating yourself

Dating Yourself in Paris

Alone in Paris? No problem. An empty nester encourages you to embrace your freedom by dating yourself in the world's most romantic city.
getting married in France

Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.

Father’s Day in France: Two Teens Who Think Their Dads Are Cool

Father’s Day in France is this weekend, so we asked two teenagers to tell us what makes their relationship with their papas special and how they plan to spend the day.
Valentine's Day

Man in the Kitchen: Valentine’s Day is for Rookies

Why not turn the most clichéd of holidays into an excuse to explore parts of yourself and your relationship that we all know get sanded down over the long winter months?
Move to Paris

Paris Plunge: Leaving Job, Family and Country for French Love

If someone had told me a year ago that I would walk away from everything to move to Paris, I would have laughed. But here I am, just days away, about to move to THE city. PAR-EE! And it all happened so quickly.
move again

Trailing Wives: Torn Jane Doesn’t Want to Move Again  

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe offers advice to a former trailing spouse who is not ready to give up her thriving career to move again.
sex

Do It The French Way – They Don’t Call it the French Kiss for Nothing, Right?

Looking for ways to spice up your sex life? Take these tips from the French to slow things down, turn up the heat and learn the language of love.