• Cuisine My interest in creating beautiful food dates back to the 1970s when I was a chef at the Café Dewitt in Ithaca, New York. After a year teaching French cuisine at weekly classes in my Paris kitchen, I launched The Everyday French Chef.
  • Art Paris offers wonderful opportunities for trying one’s hand at art. I have spent the last few years drawing nudes at weekly classes at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts and other Paris art studios, and once a year I attend the fabulous pastel class of visiting artist Margaret Dyer, held at La Bonne Etoile, east of Paris.
  • Study After leaving the International Herald Tribune, I began studying prehistoric man, notably the movement of our common ancestors out of Africa and their acquisition of language, at the Ecole du Louvre and as an auditor in the doctoral program of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.
  • ABCs The country of Mali gave me life’s greatest gift when it allowed me to adopt my daughter. In an effort to give something back, in a very small way, I am part of a collective that teaches reading and writing to West African women in Paris.