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Is this food porn? Maybe it's difficult to define but you know it when you see it? You already know the food was terrific on this trip. I must have consumed a half-million calories but lost five pounds, which prompted me to tell Linda that I just may write a combination diet/travel book: "How to Eat Your Way Through Italy and Around Paris...and Lose Weight!". Obviously you have to stay active, and constantly lugging twenty pounds of cameras and gear, though probably insane, did keep the metabolic rate elevated. (Just kidding about the book; with the surfeit of diet AND travel books extant, it must already be out there somewhere.) I didn't try anything pictured here, but if you truly are what you eat, then with all the gelato and cookies and chocolate-this and lemon-that, I surely came home a much sweeter guy. My two shopaholic, returned-with-one-more-stuffed-suitcase-than-they-left-with, gourmet traveling companions would study menus and decide where we would eat each day. One restaurant in Rome, owned by a family from Capri, and two in Paris were so good we had to go a second time.
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