PARIS, FRANCE, on October 30, 2017. The small traditional cafe on Momartr expects visitors.

Covid Restrictions for Restaurants in France

Restaurants in France are now open for business, subject to certain Covid-19 restrictions. A mask is required when you walk into the restaurant or at any time when you need to leave your table. Tables...
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Restaurant Reviews: Racine in Reims

Japanese-born Kazuyuki Tanaka’s serene Zen dining room near the cathedral in the heart of the city is the table not to miss during a visit to Reims and the surrounding Champagne country. With suave...
Cheese, French picnic

How to Picnic French-Style

The sun is shining, the weather is warm—let’s go on a picnic! We may not be able to travel to France this year, but we can still add some French style to our pique-nique....
Homer, Paris

Restaurant Reviews: Homer in Paris

On a rainy Saturday in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, I ducked into restaurateur Moïse Sfez’s newly opened eatery just a few steps from the Odeon as much to dry off as to have lunch. Then I read the...

Bringing France Home with Easy French Recipes

“This is my invariable advice to people: learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”  Thus said Julia Child, one of the most iconic American...
Le Royalty, Biarritz.

Where to Stay and Eat in the Pays Basque 2020

Our choice of the best hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in the French Basque Country Related articles: Great Destinations: Basque in Glory Top 12 Cultural Attractions in the Pays Basque Resort Hotels Hôtel Les Goelands This three-star eco-friendly hotel near...

Five Easy French Recipes to Make at Home

Last month I had to cancel my annual spring trip to France and England, and at this point chances are looking slim that I'll get to reschedule any time soon. Like many others in...
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Exclusive Recipes from “Un soupçon de sucre” by Trish Deseine

Irish-born chef Trish Deseine shares recipes from her latest cookbook which celebrates sugary treats in all their forms, from cakes, cookies and scones to granola and ice cream Recipe excerpts from Un soupçon de sucre...

Expert Picks: Restaurants We Can’t Wait to Support in Post-Pandemic France

After a two-month lockdown in France due to the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted. No longer do residents need to carry the signed "attestation de déplacement" to venture outside their...
Hachis Parmentier, Mardi Michels

Hot Potato: The History of Hachis Parmentier

Author and French cookery expert Mardi Michels reveals that the French were rather slow to embrace the humble spud, considering it only good for animal fodder. Hachis (the “h” and the “s” are silent) Parmentier...