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Bon Appétit: Food News in France

Your tasty and topical round-up of what’s cooking right now in France AW SHUCKS: OYSTERS 24-7 We’ve heard of baguette dispensing machines and self-service contraptions to purchase a bouquet of flowers, but fresh seafood? With the...
Bicyclette Bistro

Bicyclette Bistro in Los Angeles: Get in Gear for a Great Meal

If you are a fan of French cuisine and want to take your taste buds on a trip to Paris, look no further. Bicyclette, the new French bistro from acclaimed République chefs Walter and...
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A Conversation with Cheese Expert Emily Monaco

Cheese is one of the glories of French cuisine, but choosing among hundreds of French cheeses can be intimidating. If you have ever been to a French restaurant where they wheel out a big...
The art of fondue is taken very seriously at Toquicimes

Fondue Festivals, Alpine Dining and New Mountain Restaurants

If you’re lucky enough to have a skiing holiday planned this winter, as well as the thrills of the snow-laden slopes and the fun-packed après-ski, you’ll be looking forward to some hearty mountain fare. Held...
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Homemade Bread, the French Way

The ultimate bread bible, Upper Crust: Homemade Bread the French Way by Marie-Laure Fréchet, covers everything from the history of bread to grain varieties to mouthwatering recipes, as well as starter doughs and kneading...

The Star of the Show: Gougères French Cheese Puffs

Want to impress the guests at your next party? Then serve them gougères. Gougères (pronounced goo-zhair) are French cheese puffs, crispy on the outside and bursting with delicious cheesy flavour. The first time you bite...
The vineyards at Domaine Capitaine Danjou

From Battlefield to Vineyard: The French Foreign Legion’s Wine

The legendary French Foreign Legion, immortalised in more than 100 films and open to all nationalities, has its own vineyard in Provence. Patrice Bertrand reports. “Winemaking is not our primary job. But in everything we...
Christmas gift guide

France Today Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Tis the season! The illuminations are up on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, boutiques are showing off fantastical shop windows, and the Christmas markets are in full swing. (Pain d’épices and hot mulled wine galore.)...
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Beyond Champagne: Other French Sparkling Wines for Your Holiday Feast

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a bottle of Champagne? Champagne has long been the go-to wine for celebrations, but it can be pricey. Luckily, there are...
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Hôtel Richer de Belleval: Where to Eat in Montpellier

Superbly renovated by architect Philippe Prost and L’Atelier Ricou, the latter a specialist in restoring frescoes and other decorative painting in historic buildings, this elegant 17th-century limestone mansion in the heart of Montpellier has...