AFTER TWO MONTHS AWAY, I'm back home eating normally. The trip was memorable— a 420-mile walk from Evian-les-bains to Nice — and the eating was, well, interesting, but this isn't the place for a description — if you want the list, look at The Eastside View.
Meantime, here's yesterday's dinner in the Café Chez Panisse: Duck leg confit, lardon, figs, fried sage, polenta. Before it, figs again, this time in crème fraîche with mint and small mild arugula leaves. And here, in a less successful photo (because made with my telephone),
is the roasted marrowbone I had for lunch today at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa. It tasted much better than it looks — and the marmalade with it made it superb.