Long trip home

West Africa feels closer at Le Nouveau Maquis

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Elaine Weddle has spent her adult life traveling, sometimes a few hours from home, and on occasion, to the other side of the world. No matter the destination, her intent is the same. She seeks cuisine that tastes like her ancestral home.

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