Carole Bumpus

Fiction and Non-fiction Travel and Food Writer

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A GIFT FROM THE ARDENNES

As a going-away gift after my stay in her Beine-Nauroy home (about one hundred miles east of Paris), Martine Zabée handed me a ream of paper on which she had copied some pages from a favorite cookbook she enjoyed from the Ardennes region. “This is a region just north of where we live,” she said.
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From Now-ruz, the Persian Spring Fest, to An Ancient Italian Passion Play

Updated March 20, 2014 In a recent conversation I had with my dear friend, Josiane, she mentioned hosting a beautiful young opera singer in her home from the country of Iran.  This young woman told her that today–this day–March 20, 2014–is not only the first day of Spring, but also celebrated in Persia as Spring fest-Iranian style for their
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Feste di Poderi di Montemerano, Tuscany, Italy

During our six-hour train ride from Milan, down through Genoa, and along the shimmering coastal waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, my head bobbed on and off my husband’s shoulder. My thoughts kept the beat of the moving train—click-clack, click-clack—as I remembered with fondness how this trip to Italy had come about. It began when I
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