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The best omelette in the world

Potatoes as earth, bacon as salt, cheese as milk; basic and warm

An omelette foldover ©Masoud Shafaee, Wikimedia Commons

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Verdun in February. The 100-year anniversary of the pyrrhic French victory of the First World War. We stood miserable, sodden and aghast at the hill of Mort Homme where 10,000 Frenchmen fell, valiantly defending their flank. The land is still pocked with shell holes. The whole area—a long front, 25km or more of strongholds and bunkers along ridges overlooking the Meuse valley—is covered with woods that were planted after the…

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