France Abroad - The Taste of Gascony
Chef Pierre Koffmann brings rural France to London’s West End
When Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England in 1152, she brought a goodly chunk of France, but in London today the reverse has happened.
Barrels and vats, made from ancient French oak trees, were the guardians of the lively wines as they began to mature into greatness.
A Provençal Christmas: The Thirteen Desserts
A Provençal Christmas is charmingly intertwined with local traditions, including the festive table laid with les treize desserts.
Throughout France artisans are still concocting traditional candies the old-fashioned way.
The Fine Art of Chocolate
Good things from chocolatier Patrick Roger come in packages both small and very large.
Pure Decadence at Vaux le Vicomte
Sweet treats from one of France's loveliest châteaux, in a gorgeous cookbook by the Countess Cristina de Vogüé.
Singular Signature Scents
Scent shopping in Paris is still a singular experience, when nosing out rare, custom-made and niche fragrances.
For most people fondue symbolizes Switzerland, but for the French, cheese fondue is 100% Savoyarde.
AAllard: Family Affair
In a town that boasts Hermès, Dior and a host of other famous names, AAllard is easily Megève's most celebrated emporium.
French Caviar: Gray Gold
A symbol of luxury and excess, it's the stuff of fantasy, and a black marketer's dream.
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