Angela VerVoort

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Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

The Cheese-Lover's Guide to France

I like to think of his words as I curl my fingers around a dusky, mellow rind of French cheese.<p>Whether we are conscious of it or not as we grasp the knife, slicing into such a <i>fromage</i> lays open the world in miniature.<p>Here is the placid scent of chamomile, the chime of cow bells, the sun illuminating …

Beyond the beignets: New Orleans' modern food movement

New Orleans is a food city, no question; it always has been. No offense to those hearty regional faves – gumbo, jambalaya and the ubiquitous beignets – but the association has long been one of over-indulgence rather than variety and refinement. The good news: a number of the city's recently opened …

New Orleans

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