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Female Fingerprints: Dec 2022
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Featuring Patty Purpur de Vries. One of the highlights of my career at Stanford Health Care, was interacting and collaborating with some of the most brilliant and gifted people. Patty Purpur de Vries, was one such person – the epitome of seva.

An Exhibition of Culinary Pleasures
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Luxembourg played host to Expogast 2022, a three-day culinary event this week. There are insufficient words to describe my emotions when I received the invitation.

Giving is Liberating
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Giving is one way that I express my vision for a better world. And, giving is liberating! This season I was reminded, yet again, about why giving matters.

Food Fashion 3: Delicious Design
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Food Fashion is about flavors, textures, colors, ingredients, and techniques. But it is design that brings these elements together. Food is made fashionable by a chef’s ability to tell a story, using visceral imagery.

Food Fashion 2: Climate-Smart Consumption
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I am fascinated with the emergence of Food Fashion. The next big question to ask is: How climate-smart are we about the food we eat?

Food Fashion
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Food is as much about the art, design, textures, colors, ingredients, and techniques, as is apparel fashion. I call this Food Fashion!

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Giving is Liberating
kiran-with-orphans-at-malawi-childrens-mission

Giving is one way that I express my vision for a better world. And, giving is liberating! This season I was reminded, yet again, about why giving matters.

Food is Collaboration
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Collaboration is essential to us. It has always been a huge part of me, especially when it concerns food. Whether it is a new dish or a classic, a forgotten ingredient or a fresh discovery, it is the coming together in a global community that I truly relish.

The Oyster is My World
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My introduction to oysters was in Hong Kong on my 16th birthday. As a teenager you feel “the world is my oyster!” Little did I realize the oyster would become a huge part of my world.

Regional Cuisine: Provence
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Of the amazing regional cuisines in France, Provence stands out as a favorite. And from the provincial capital of Marseille comes a well-known, and sometimes under-appreciated soup.

Who Is A Friend?
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“There are friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for life.” (Anonymous)  Such is the law of impermanence.

Èze with Ease
Chateau La Chevre D'Or

La Chèvre d’Or has been described as a “unique ‘diva’, timeless, a jewel sparkling above the Mediterranean.” It is designed for wellness and oozes with ease.

Some of My Faves
Èze with Ease
Chateau La Chevre D'Or

La Chèvre d’Or has been described as a “unique ‘diva’, timeless, a jewel sparkling above the Mediterranean.” It is designed for wellness and oozes with ease.

Roma: Where the Stars Shine
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On my recent excursion to Rome, I had the enviable pleasure to visit some of its best restaurants. I came away convinced that Italian cuisine is what really illuminates this amazing city. Roma is indeed where the stars shine, Michelin or not.

Autumn Mussels
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Summer is over, the trees are in their splendor and the autumn chill is upon us. And that means it’s time for mussels.

Crazy for Cappuccino
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The cappuccino is an iconic drink and my favorite coffee whether morning, afternoon or evening. I am crazy for cappuccinos not only because it is a treat to the eyes, but it conjures up a unique sense of well-being. There is something about the clever combination of froth and espresso, brewed just right, that makes me go wild.

My Favorite Fragrance
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Every woman should have a wardrobe of fragrances. It seems almost obligatory that the fragrances we wear reflect both the occasion and our emotions.

A Dozen Awesome Oysters
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I’ve been privileged to have enjoyed oysters from around the world, which I thought I would share with other oyster lovers. Here are some of my favorites.

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