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When Food Brings Back a Moment

Published January 3, 2022

Remembering Marseille through cooking

Marseille is my favorite food city. The place has so much that I love: tagine and leblebi, North African spice markets and dockside fish markets, great pizza shops, the orange-glazed Corsican cheesecake ‘fiadone,’ and the saffron-laced fisherman’s stews for which it is famous.

Two winters ago, my wife Zoraida and I spent a few days there trying it all — our last international trip — missing the first Covid-related closures by weeks. I’m tempted to go back soon, but, Omicron be damned, I probably won’t. Because the algorithm knows what I’m thinking, photos from that trip keep popping up on my phone.