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Chinatown Fusion: Aux Epices

Philip David Morton | Posted 09.29.2016 | Style
Philip David Morton

Marc Kaczmarek cares for his clients with humor and charm at Aux Epices (Photos: Philip Morton) Tucked away on a side street a half block past the bo...

Which Way Should I Lean In The Current War Over Vietnamese Cuisine?

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.21.2016 | Taste
Andrew Lam

People take pride in the food they eat, and ethnic communities especially form and retain their identities around their traditional cuisines. What's Italian without pasta? Or the Thai without their Tom Yum Goong?

The Burkini Ban Isn't The Beginning Or The End

Manal Omar | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Manal Omar

Women shouldn't have to choose between liberty and safety -- we should have both unconditionally.

Legends of Angelopolis, Mexico's Fourth Largest City

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.11.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

"It's no wonder that Mexican peasant brigades were able to beat the pride of the French army in the battle of Puebla on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), 1862......

This Has Got To Be The Most Beautiful Island In The Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Mountaintop resort on St. Lucia. Photo courtesy of Jade Mountain. No one is really sure how the southern Caribbean island of St. Lucia got its name...

My Talk with Peter the Cabbie

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Travelers often struggle to find someone interesting to interview to better understand local issues. I find cabbies are a great resource. I was wonder...

This $39 Million French Château On The Jersey Shore Is A Royal Palace

Architectural Digest | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

This exquisite 18th-century French château is not located in a quaint village in the Loire Valley. In fact, it's nowhere near Europe at all, but in Long Branch, on the Jersey Shore. The oceanfront home, known as Belle Mer, is a complete re-creation, with all of its material imported from France.

WATCH: Share A Bowl Of Love: How This Ohio Soup Shack Is Saving Lives

HooplaHa | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News

This top chef wants to share her love of food to help others! La Soupe is a French roadside soup shack that mixes the cooking talents of owner, Suzy D...

"You Have to Hand It to Him"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever my wife asks me to tidy up the bathroom, I feel like throwing in the towel because I could never get it to look as nice as t...

Consider Taking an Interpreter When Meeting With French Business Partners

Michal Küfhaber | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Michal Küfhaber

>Europe's second largest economy offers a number of opportunities. The key to a good relationship with French partners involves having a clear understanding of French culture and etiquette, which are distinctly different from those in the U.S.

Innovation in News Media World Report 2016: A Roadmap

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Daring to Print." So headlines Eric Fottorino, Editor of Le 1, and former editor of French daily Le Monde, in his foreword to what has become a ref...

Is confederation a solution to end the Israeli occupation?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than two years have elapsed since the last direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. When the Israelis refused to release Palest...

Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

Too much verse translation is much too free and loose. We must take the time and effort to preserve both meaning AND form (including meter and rhyme ...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Lessons in Building a Green Future

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In just under one month children at the Ecole Ruban Vert - an international school I founded in my home country of Gabon - will depart for the summer...

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Does the French Language Make Us Think Of The World Differently?

Pascale Richard | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Pascale Richard

Last Summer, when the Hermione, Lafayette's reconstructed frigate, crossed the Atlantic from Rochefort, France, to travel up the US East Coast from Vi...

The Stripped Word and Naked Girls

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Leslie Zemeckis

Naked Girls Reading sounded like a fabulous evening; naked beauties sitting around reading literature to a paid audience. What a novel idea for a literary salon. But which came first, the nudity or the literature?

Claudine Pépin Makes French Cooking Fun for Kids, Families

Cristy Bertini | Posted 03.16.2016 | Taste
Cristy Bertini

When Claudine Pépin was approached to write a book to inspire children to cook, she turned to the best local ingredients she could find: her family.

Living A Marriage And Raising Kids In Two Languages

Janis Couvreux | Posted 03.05.2016 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

I live in a schizophrenic household. Two languages, two cultures, two sets of swear words. In our marriage of 40 years, my French husband and I have lived daily between two worlds. We lived in his country, and in mine. We worked in his country, and in mine.

7 French Food Words You Need To Know

Michelle Pruett | Posted 03.02.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Classic French menus are chock-full of foreign lingo. Even sophisticated diners are bound to stumble upon a few ingredients or preparation techniques ...

5 Design Tricks To Borrow From The French

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 04.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

The French are masters of culture, beauty and design. From fashion to food to furniture, the country has a distinctly sophisticated style that many wi...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

The French Are Dumping Their Language

Khanh Ho | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Khanh Ho

I hear that the French are not only getting rid of a lot of words but also simplifying even more--a shock to most native speakers. But what is even more shocking is the decision to get rid of the circumflex, which is a hold-over from ancient conventions of spelling that are no longer relevant.