Restaurant Reviews: Mosuke in Paris

The name of this almost all-white, soothingly Zen restaurant in a two-storey building in a residential neighbourhood in Montparnasse teases the reasons that it’s one of the most interesting new tables to have opened...

Le Wine Hop: Why Not?

In the Pays Nantais, in the Loire Valley, two friends, a brewer and a winemaker have succeeded in creating and marketing a wine which tastes like a beer Do you enjoy a nice beer? Do...

Restaurant Reviews: Benoit in New York City

On a cold rainy afternoon in New York City this winter, I suddenly had a craving for the food of my adopted country, France. So I booked at Benoit, and told the friend I...

Exclusive Recipes from ‘Bistro’ by Laura Washburn Hutton

In her book Bistro, Laura Washburn Hutton explores the enduring pleasure of hearty, traditional French cooking as enjoyed in small, intimate and welcoming bistros around the country. Try these delicious, uncomplicated dishes at home! Recipe...

O Brotherhood, Where Art Thou?

With their rich history and traditions, the mission of the confréries is to celebrate the passionate producers of ingredients and dishes all around the Hexagon. Justin Postlethwaite reports One Saturday morning in high summer a...
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

Restaurant Reviews: Tamara in Paris

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, just off the bottom of the Avenue de L’Opéra and not far from the Louvre, this new shop-front restaurant has a modish and rather chilly décor...

A Rich Vein: 3 Favourite Blue Cheeses in France

Blue is the colour... check out these cow’s milk alternatives to Roquefort VERCORS-SASSENAGE Monks first began making this cow’s milk cheese in the 14th century. Today, it has a prestigious Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée and is crafted...

Restaurant Reviews: Maison Aribert in Uriage-les-Bains

Last autumn, on the weekend just before France went into lockdown again, we made the presciently good decision to go away for a couple of days and headed to the spa town of Uriage-les-Bains...

Have You Heard of These French Soups?

Three French soups you may not have tried... LETTUCE SOUP A great way to use up just about any of your salad greens that are past their perkiest, this soup is poured over a thin, toasted...