City Breaks in France: Lille

Lille, in many ways, is reminiscent of Paris. Yet, unsurprisingly, given its location in the far north of France, it has a good dash of Flemish influence. Some of its distinctive architecture is really...

Small croissants and smoked salmon

Readymade pastry puff doughThin slices of smoked salmon Cut the dough in four and cut each part in four again to make 16 croissants. Put small slices of smoked salmon on top and roll the...

Kaysersberg: Le Chambard

Olivier Nasti's cooking is modern, innovative and stunning in the dining room of this traditional Alsatian inn.

Le Comptoir du Marché

A few blocks from the Cours Saleya open-air market in Vieux Nice, the Comptoir du Marché was launched last winter by Armand Crespo, owner-chef of the Bistrot d’Antoine, one of the city’s hottest tables. It’s...

Valence: La Cachette

Chef Ijiti Massa astonishes diners with the precision of his cooking and the purity of his flavors.

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...

Earth Day in France: Champagne Focuses on Sustainable Winemaking

Earth Day is right around the corner, and many French vineyards want the world to know about the importance of sustainability in winemaking. From the Languedoc to the Loire Valley, winemakers are working hard...
A traditional winstub in Alsace

Taste the Terroir: The German Flavour of Alsace

Each region of France has a unique personality and Alsace is no exception: more pork is consumed here than anywhere else in the country, fried carp and chips is normal and the names of many...

Traditional French Onion Soup

Master a classic! 4 c. sliced onions 4 10.5-oz. cans beef broth1/2 c. unsalted butter2 tbsps. olive oil2 tbsps. dry sherry (optional)1 tsp. dried thymeSalt and pepper to taste1 (1 lb.) loaf French bread,...

Pimp My Pistou: A Recipe Tour of France

Join us on a gastronomic journey across France, as we lift the lid on some of its best-loved recipes and meet the chefs who have put their stamp on them These recipes have been excerpted...