Sidelines

  • 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. I am currently enrolled 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.