Roots and routes of Puerto Rico

Roots and routes of Puerto Rico

February 16, 2017. Savannah, Georgia. I just spent a long weekend in Puerto Rico, where I had never been. Though I lived in the Virgin Islands and have sailed and traveled throughout the Caribbean, I somehow had heretofore missed this US territory, which has the second oldest European-settled capital city in the Americas (Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is older).  Founded in 1521, it is 44 years older than St Augustine, Florida, the...

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The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used

The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used

The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used While vacationing in the Languedoc, in southern France, in November 2014, I found myself again and again eating the delicious local oysters. In Carcassonne in the great gourmand épicerie, La Ferme,  I purchased one of these knives because it was not only “the best” that they had, but the one that felt right in my hand. (You can read about my vacation here.) The knife is made from nickel-free surgical...

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