BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France — Even in the July heat of a French summer, when many are glued to the Tour de France on TV, on vacation, or both, a piping-hot sweat-inducing cassoulet still hits the spot. Picking through the bean stew that is a specialty of the French southwest, the Tour's playground this week, is a bit like a treasure hunt. You're never quite sure what the next fork-full will turn up. Wow, there's a duck gizzard! Is that a fresh girolle mushroom? Mmm, the roasted pork rinds and chunks of sausage marry so well with the soft white beans. And, oh, admire how the meat falls effortlessly off the bone of that slow-cooked chicken thigh resting atop the thick stew like a crown. Like cassoulet, the Tour is getting mouth-watering, too. Stage 12 on Thursday took the peloton into the Pyrenees mountains, where the complexion of the race is likely to change in coming days and provide a far clearer indication of who the podium finishers might be in Paris on July 28. Defending … [Read more...] about Taste of the Tour: Piping-hot bean stew in summer? Bien sûr!
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PRWeb Published 7:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Why Drivers Should Get Car Insurance Quotes This Summer 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Compare-autoinsurance.org (https://compare-autoinsurance.org/) announces a new blog post, “Why You Should Check Car Insurance Quotes During Summer?” LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) July 09, 2019 Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that explains why drivers should compare online car insurance quotes during summer. For more info and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/why-you-should-check-car-insurance-quotes-during-summer/ … [Read more...] about Why Drivers Should Get Car Insurance Quotes This Summer
Video PUBLISHED: 06:00 15 March 2019 Andy Warren Former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane (right) was Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa. Picture: PA PA Archive/PA Images Paul Lambert is looking forward to a reunion with ‘gaffer’ Martin O’Neill and former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane when the Blues host Nottingham Forest this weekend. Paul Lambert and Roy Keane, pictured on the touchline together at Stoke. Picture: PALambert played in O’Neill’s all-conquering Celtic side from 2000-05 before following in his former boss’s footsteps and managing Wycombe, Norwich and then Aston Villa.It was at Villa Park Lambert worked alongside Keane, with the former Ipswich boss assisting him for five months in 2014 before departing to concentrate on his job as O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland assistant, prior to the pair’s move to the City Ground earlier this season.Lambert maintains a good relationship with both and … [Read more...] about ‘I think he’s unfairly criticised… we had a lot of fun’
German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday, February 19. Reports say he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.“Today the world lost a giant among men. Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer—his creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond measure, and he was deeply kind. I will miss him so very much," editor in chief at Vogue and friend to Lagerfeld Anna Wintour said in an article. 22 PHOTOS Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic quotes See Gallery Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic quotes 'I'm a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm." (1984) Pictured: Karl Lagerfeld poses with models on July 23, 1984 at the end of the autumn-winter 1984/1985 Haute Couture collection in Paris. (Photo: PIERRE GUILLAUD/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Karl Lagerfeld’s most iconic quotes: ‘Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great’
“Diving where few men have dived before.” It was months before my trip to The Middle East, and I’d come across an article about scuba diving in the infamously lifeless Dead Sea. Where few men have dived before? What about the ladies! In that moment, I became dead set on diving in the Dead Sea. I did have some hesitations, especially as I read accounts of the laborious gear required for and the technical difficulty of the dive. Then there was the risk of getting the high salinity water into your eyes or mouth, a potentially dangerous error. Not to mention the price — at around a thousand US dollars, it’s one of, if not the most, expensive dives in the world. When I mentioned my plan to my friend Erik, now famed for being a member of the Thai cave rescue team, he told me he didn’t think it was a smart idea. Hmmm. Still, I’ve always been drawn to the world’s unique and quirky dive experiences. (Ahem, altitude diving at Lake Atitlan, … [Read more...] about Diving Where Few Women Have Dived Before: Scuba Diving in the Dead Sea • Alex in Wanderland