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  1. Cindi
    April 1, 2020 @ 1:34 pm

    All of your culinary photos are fabulous but I am especially fond of the dessert pictures. They bring back wonderful memories. I pray the French government and the US can come to a solution for Bernie’s cousins and all those on board the ship.

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  2. Katie Mccool
    April 1, 2020 @ 1:53 pm

    Are you kidding?!? I think I gained 10 pounds just drooling over your beautiful pictures!

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  3. Liz Stagg
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:05 pm

    Merci, merci, Linda, for posting these photos of French food artistry. What a delightful way to start a morning! I’ll certainly add my prayers that Bernie’s cousins arrive safely, recover fully, and can be flown home quickly.

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  4. Monica & Marlyn
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:23 pm

    The look on Avery’s face is priceless. And now we’re hungry! A fun distraction for the day. Keeping Pierre and Laurie close in our hearts. There will be a solution; we just don’t know it yet.

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  5. Fred Mayer
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

    OMG, now I’m hungry! Bring on the chocolat, the wine, the foie gras, the cheese … to heck with the calories.

    On the serious side, our thoughts are with you and Bernie and hoping the cousins make it back home and are able to take care of their health.

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  6. Glenda Manzanares
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:42 pm

    Enjoyable photos as always… Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  7. Natalie Bass
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:47 pm

    Gracious, I am STARVING now!! I adored eating over there even though I’m so picky…I think the presentation is almost as important as the taste! I don’t recall y’all eating out of a flower pot over a square of grass! MsManon’s pastry covered in raspberries are right up my alley! So much good food!! Hope for better days ahead for us all; most especially Pierre & Laurie.

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  8. Judy McPeak
    April 1, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

    I hope that they have contacted the French Consulate in D.C. to see if they can help! Likely, nothing, but it never hurts to ask! https://washington.consulfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique1
    Keeping them in my thoughts!

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  9. Judy McPeak
    April 1, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

    I hope they have contacted the French Consulate in D. C. to see if they can help. A long shot, but it never hurts to ask!

    https://washington.consulfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique1

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  10. Pat O'Brien
    April 1, 2020 @ 5:17 pm

    I do remember that you like Macarons and that I learned quickly they are not the Coconut Macaroons that I have always known. Do you remember if Izzy and Avery were able to finish their huge desserts? Do you remember you mother telling you that your eyes were bigger than your stomach?

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    • lspalla
      April 1, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

      The answer is Yes to both questions!!!

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  11. Peggy Bilbro
    April 1, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

    Such good food memories! Every meal is an experience! Thank you for sharing. We keep hoping that Pierre and Laurie can get their situation resolved ASAP. Has the ship not considered going to Cuba? They have been willing to accept other cruise ships! And it might be easier to get from there back to France than from here. Will continue to hold them up to the light!

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    • lspalla
      April 1, 2020 @ 6:17 pm

      Peggy, the latest I saw a little while ago doesn’t look good. I haven’t heard anything about Cuba. Maybe the Bahamas. I just can’t stand to think they will be on that boat for 2 more weeks in quarantine, but that’s likely the case wherever they land.

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  12. Lynne Berry Vallely
    April 1, 2020 @ 7:45 pm

    Love this! I gained weight just looking. I hope ya’ll thought that was enough rum with that Baba. Take care, stay healthy, eat right, get plenty of sleep, great to talk with you yesterday!

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  13. Marg
    April 1, 2020 @ 10:12 pm

    I’m now off to work and instead of breakfast I’m going to think about all those beautiful dishes I’ve just scrolled through. I have nothing in my fridge to compete 😂
    Thoughts and prayers for Bernie’s family on the ship 💕

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  14. Pierre
    April 1, 2020 @ 11:20 pm

    Linda
    Have you been told à propos du péché de gourmandise. Presently we are submitted to the Zaandam cuisine (pas terrible) and your picts open to another world…….

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    • lspalla
      April 2, 2020 @ 12:42 am

      Ah, Pierre! It is wonderful to hear from you and know that you are reading the blog. Everyone here is pulling for your safety. We send our love, prayers, and best wishes!!!

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  15. Sybil O'Brien
    April 2, 2020 @ 12:23 am

    I’ll take that bowl of Mousse au chocolat, thank you. And don’t forget the spoon.
    Still saying prayers for Pierre and Laurie.

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