The online New York mag examiner.com published an interview with Nicole Peyrafitte this past week. The interviewer is Dan Godston and he starts with the following two tidbits:
DG: How long have you been creating art?
NP: For as long as I can remember — I always sang, drew, cooked, danced, made collages, and took pictures. I started organizing performances when I was about six or seven years old.
DG: Who are some of your influences, with your music?
NP: First and most important was jazz. My family ran a resort hotel with a nightclub in the spa town of Luchon in the south of France. My dad loved jazz, and during the summer season he would have a house band and he would always bring in jazz musicians.
You can read the whole thing here. NP has also been busy with her Collectages blog, and if you have a minute this summer, check out her recipes for squid in its ink (delicious, delicious) — there are two posts on how to prepare it, here is the first, here the second — especially of you accompany it with my own version of Tchaktchouka, the Maghrebi sweet peppers & onions medley, recipe here.For dessert check out Nicole’s incredible mint ice cream, here. (I get to lick the pots & love the basic appareil as much as the ice cream itself!)