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The Bordeaux Kitchen

Published under Global, Interesting Random Stuff, Life Aug 11, 2018

I received a copy of The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, written by my friend Tania Teschke, and I’m excited to dig in. Flipping through the pages transports you to France, and the recipes look delicious!  

‘Spiderman’ granted French citizenship after rescuing child from Paris balcony Video of the rescue showed 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbing up four floors of the apartment building in just seconds to rescue the child, to cheers from onlookers. By the time Parisian emergency services arrived at the building, he had already pulled the child to safety.

Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting. Gazans and Israel could have made peace before. Now, demographic and ecosystem issues add urgency. By Thomas L. Friedman Princess Diana once famously observed that there were three people in her marriage, “so it was a bit crowded.” The same is [...]

BY DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows. In 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to a fourth term as prime minister of Israel. Within months, pundits began speculating when his government would fall. So far, the answer has been never. Netanyahu has faced trouble, including ministerial resignations and [...]

By Leonard Mlodinow Ten years ago, when my son Nicolai was 11, his doctor wanted to put him on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “It would make him less wild,” I explained to my mother, who was then 85. “It would slow him down a bit.” My mother grumbled. “Look around you,” she said [...]

By Fareed Zakaria, Thursday, March 29, 2018 By way of explanation for some of President Trump’s bizarre foreign policy moves, we are often told that he is “unconventional” and that this could well be an asset. It’s certainly true that he doesn’t follow standard operating procedure on almost anything, from getting daily intelligence briefings to [...]

It’s rare to see these well-documented facts so plainly stated on mainstream TV. Worth your 3 minutes:

By Sima Kadmon, columnist at Yedioth Ahronoth If anyone feels shame, affront, sadness, frustration and despair today—there is no way to ease these feelings. These are our ministers and MKs. This is our prime minister and his bureau staff, who despite how it looks [to the public], pushed and pushed the disgraceful bill that passed [...]