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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Drive: Strauss, Roses from the South

You're invited to the ball!  Admission is free, but you'll have to bring your own glass slippers.

Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra perform in Vienna at the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace:


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Friday, May 21, 2021

Weekend Getaway: Paris

Consummate tourist and travel guide Rick Steves - ♪ who is the very model of a middle-class American ♪ - takes us to the ever-delightful City of Lights, where amongst other diversions we learn about one-street-shopping for dinner, take a gander at some highly interesting statues, and get a glimpse of le vrai gai Paris.

 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

What I'm Watching: The Art of Blending Cognac

Cognac, if you want to know, is a particular kind of high-class brandy produced only in the Cognac region of southwestern France.  This informative little video gives an overview of how cognac is made, aged, and used for drinking and for cookery.  I've never tasted any cognac, but I can tell you that M.P. keeps a bottle of peach brandy on the kitchen counter, from which he often adds a little quelque chose to various dishes - with delightful results.


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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Drive: Moonglow

The brilliant sound of Artie Shaw and his orchestra, 1941:

 

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Weekend Getaway: The Amalfi Coast

 Rick Steves takes us on a leisurely tour of serene Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, and the famous Blue Grotto, among other charming spots along Italy's sunny Amalfi Coast.


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