Archive for 2018

Why do people say "pardon my French" when they swear in English?

I spend a lot of time in my car, commuting back and forth to work each day. To pass the time, I’ll listen to audiobooks and podcasts. Recently, when listening to a podcast, an English speaker swore and then quickly said “pardon my French.” By uttering these words, it seemed to soften her language, making... Read more »

The Portuguese Francesinha: The delicious sibling of the French Croque Monsieur

This year, my family is out to “eat the world” by enjoying 52 different ethnic cuisines within 52 weeks. We were glad to start this mission with visits to Lisbon and Porto in Portugal – and the chance to try many new Portuguese foods. So, we were delighted when our AirBNB host in Porto listed... Read more »

Our New Year’s resolution to eat around the world - 52 countries in one year

My family has a big goal for the New Year. In 2018, we’re going to eat around the world. For 52 weeks, we’re going to eat 52 different ethnic cuisines. At first, I wondered if that was even possible. But, my husband rallied our sons to brainstorm the type of cuisines we’ve tried or could... Read more »
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