If there is anything I have learned in recent years, it is to dine like the French, that is to say, to sit in a café and slowly and peacefully enjoy one’s meal. And what makes this even more enjoyable is a tablet computer and a high-speed Internet connection. Yes, it’s true! On my iPad mini I have access to all the newspapers and magazines that I enjoy. I have access to all the world’s libraries. Any piece of information or any piece of art I desire is instantly at my fingertips. One can spend hours sipping coffee, poking away at a fruit salad, or communing with the largest pasta dish at one’s total leisure. This is the life of the new Parisian, and in California it is always smoke-free!