Autumn Pomegranates

Autumn Pomegranates
  Recently I spent 10 days with my family at our home in Piedmont, Italy, ( during our 4-year-old daughter’s Toussaint vacation here in Paris, France. This was the first time we had been back to Piedmont all together as a family in over a year and the first time our 16-month-old daughter really got to play and explore in this beautiful region where she was born last year. Autumn is a breathtakingly beautiful season in Piedmont with an exploding palette of colors mixed with the scent of fermentation just after harvest in the famed Barolo region. The perfume of tartufo bianco, white truffles, dominates the senses when dining at any of the countless local restaurants that are bursting at the seams with authenticity and familial atmosphere … we actually had a 4-hour lunch with 5 children in tow! Pomegranates have always marked autumn for me and it was thrilling to discover an old pomegranate tree on our property just after we bought it 5 years ago. I picked pomegranates from the tree with my younger daughter and we carried them up the 400-year-old stone staircase and laid them along one of our stone walls to enjoy. Technical details: Canon Eos 5D Mark II, 35mm lens at F8 at a shutter speed of 1/125.   For more photography by Clay McLachlan: Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts by Eric Kayser, Clay McLachlan, and Yair Yosefi French Cooking: Classic Recipes and Techniquesby Hubert Delorme, Vincent Boue, Clay McLachlan, and Paul BocuseEric Kayser’s New French Recipes by Eric Kayser, Yair Yosefi, and Clay McLachlan City Segway Tours are great for seeing Paris in a different light. You’ll see more, have more fun, and not feel tired at the end of it. These are highly recommended and truly a great thing to do during your stay. Fat Tire Bike Tours are another great way to see the city. You’ll get the company of an expert guide, the use of a super-comfortable bike, great tips and advice about what to do while in town and an exciting, informative and educational experience. zChocolat: “World’s Finest Chocolates by World-Champion Chocolatiers.” zChocolat’s selection is handmade by world-champion French chocolatiers following a 400-year-old tradition of passion and zealous adherence to purity. A single bite is an instant of pure seduction and sensory bliss one has never experienced before.

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