Retail Therapy: Season’s Feastings

Make it a Yuletide to remember with these delectable festive treats CROWNING GLORY This glossy iced couronne is certainly one way to ring in the New Year! €72 for 10 people. www.laglacerie.fr SUGAR AND SPICE Bringing to the...

Foodie Faux Pas: What Not to Say in French Restaurants

One of the highlights of France is its fabulous food but beware: Even with faultless French grammar, you can unknowingly upset a lot of people! To avoid upsetting the waiter or shocking the chef,...

Sweet French Recipes for a Merry Yuletide Season

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes twinkling lights, Christmas decor, and hours-long feasts. This year is different, of course, with limited gatherings and festivities — which makes it that much...

An Homage to Chef Marc Meneau

“Cooking is a way of opening my mind to other things, but food feeds the mind, too." --Marc Meneau (1943-2020) One day soon they'll make a film of Marc Meneau’s life – you couldn’t make...

French Champagne vs. California Sparkling Wine

Not-to-miss panel discussion compares the modern making of French champagne with California sparkling wine The discussion of comparing France with California bubbled up in the current French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco (FACCSF) online...
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Where to Stay and Eat in Auvergne

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip in this beautiful area Related articles: Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne What to See and Do in Auvergne 12 Must-See Towns and Villages in Auvergne Hotels 4*...

Oh la Vache! Le Confiné, the Accidental New French Cheese

Most of us emerged from lockdown with, at best, a newfound knowledge of sourdough starters, but one couple in France went a step further and used le confinement to invent a whole new cheese. When...

My Life in Paris: Life is Sweet

Berry smoothies, high-class confectionery and kombucha tea all helped Theadora get through lockdown in France. March In the beginning, I was doing okay – plus, I felt more than prepared in the self-care department. Just days...

Adding French Joie de Vivre to Your Holidays

I think we are all ready to bid adieu to 2020! With no France trip this year, I have been perfectly content to bury my head in the sand and ride out the storm....

Back to Black: The Charcoal Trend in French Cooking

A local baker and a Michelin-starred chef have mastered the dark force of charcoal. Patrice Bertrand finds out more. On a beautiful autumn morning, at the market in the picturesque spa village of Montbrun-les-Bains, in...