Momoreg's question about birthdays (see "What does your name mean?" in the Late Night Cafe) got me thinking: what would be your favorite way to celebrate your birthday? Money is no object, time and space matter not, people you want to share the day with you will gladly attend. I'd still want my scoop of frozen custard with hot fudge, but I'd want it in Paris. After a breakfast of coffee and pain au chocolat, Julia Child and I would wander around the markets, meander in and out of kitchens, and eat my favorite foods all day long (okay, in tiny portions). We'd end with a drive to Rouen for dinner at La Couronne, with scores of you from Chef Talk Cafe sharing the evening! That would be one version of a perfect birthday.