09/05/19 4:30pm

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On Friday, Sept. 6, David Bouchier will visit the Shelter Island Public Library to talk about the “real South of France.”

On Friday, Sept. 6, David Bouchier will visit the Shelter Island Public Library to talk about the “real South of France.” He will read from his new book, “Not Quite a Stranger – Essays on Life in France,” a collection of personal essays that isn’t quite a travel book, nor is it a memoir. Instead, it provides a lively portrait of France and the French through the unique voice of Mr. Bouchier. 

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09/27/18 8:00am
STOCK PHOTO Frank Milano spoke about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

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Frank Milano spoke about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps at a recent Friday Night Dialogues.

“Jambo” means “Hello” in Swahili and “koo koo” means chicken. I learned these and a few other Swahili words from Frank Milano during his talk about his time in the Peace Corps at the library last Friday. (more…)

09/16/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

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Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

“It was the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” says Frank Milano about his 1984-1986 Peace Corps experience in Zaire, a time when the country was host to between 65 to 70 Peace Corps volunteers. Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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04/20/18 2:00pm
CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Served hot or cold (and here with scallops) leeks and potatoes are a winning combination.

CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Served hot or cold (and here with scallops) leeks and potatoes are a winning combination.

Sometimes in the kitchen, it’s all about time-tested combinations. Dill and cucumbers. Basil and tomato. Lamb and mint. When deciding what to cook, I use this guideline and frequently refer back to some of the most classic pairings in French cooking. (more…)