Monthly Archives: January 2012

Côte d’Azur (3)

Today Philip and I drove 80 kms. north from Saint-Jeannet (a d0zen kms. from Nice) to Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (spitting distance to Italy). We made our way through dramatic gorges, and on into snowy mountains… …arriving just before closing time at La Chamoix … Continue reading

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Côte d’Azur (2)

Today Jane, Philip, and I drove to the charming medieval town of Vence for lunch. Sad to say, it rained all day. A fish market on a narrow street whet my appetite for seafood. (Those are shrimp in the photo.) … Continue reading

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Côte d’Azur

For five days, I’ll be eating my way through Southern France’s Côte d’Azur. Today Philip and I lunched at an unassuming restaurant in Villeneuve-Loubet. The back of the place is a laundry for the owners of yachts moored in the marina across the … Continue reading

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Lipid Panel

The Berkeley Diet enabled me to maintain my weight while traveling and consuming restaurant meals for months. Also, my cholesterol levels are looking good:

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Mediterranean Switzerland

I’m spending a few days in Lugano, a charming lakeside town in the Ticino Canton in southern Switzerland. People here speak Italian and eat Italian. Despite its Alpine backdrop, the climate is Mediterranean. This is Italy without Italians. Food here … Continue reading

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Do you have to be superhuman to lost weight permanently? [Yes]

Today’s New York Times Magazine carries a depressing article by Tara Parker-Pope. For years, the advice to the overweight and obese has been that we simply need to eat less and exercise more. While there is truth to this guidance, … Continue reading

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