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3 Ways with Prunes: Culinary Tips from Breton Baker Richard Bertinet

Originally from Brittany in north-west France, Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14. Today the UK-based chef is a best-selling author who makes regular TV appearances. Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the...
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic

Anne-Sophie Pic: Queen of French Cuisine

Anne-Sophie Pic represents the most recent generation of one of France’s most prestigious cooking dynasties. Inheriting the knowledge and experience of four generations of exquisite French cookery, she has continued the tradition of excellence by being named World’s Best Female chef in...

Riviera Dining: La Passagère in Juan-les-Pins

There are few settings for dinner in the south of France that can be more delightful than the terrace of the charming Art Deco-styled Hôtel Belles Rives on the shores of the Mediterranean at Juan-les-Pins. Originally known as...
Restaurant Astier

8 Favourite Paris Restaurants

A great food city, Paris is not immune to fads. Recent trends include a fleet of food trucks and ‘monopatisserie’ boutiques, peddling just one single type of product (like éclairs). Some of these culinary tendancies are warmly...

King of the Med: Exclusive Interview with Chef Gérald Passédat

Gérald Passédat is the legendary three Michelin-star chef and owner of Le Petit Nice in Marseille, the city of his birth. He is a passionate champion of seafood cuisine, which also draws upon the many vegetables and...
La Ferme des Coûts, Vendee

On the Gourmet Trail in the Vendée

The Vendée department on France’s western seaboard is enjoying a burgeoning reputation as a must-visit region for those keen to discover a hitherto hidden side of French gastronomic culture. Now with four Michelin-starred restaurants and an abundance...
Chef Jérôme Faure

Where to Eat in Provence: Le Champ des Lunes at Domaine de Fontenille

Though it is the object of international adulation and remains a cherished destination of the Parisian chattering classes, along with a complement of their opposites from across the Channel, across the Atlantic and other European countries, the Luberon...
Chef Christophe Saintagne at Papillon

Paris Restaurants: Papillon, Chef Christophe Saintagne’s New Bistro

Chef Christophe Saintagne’s lively new bistro in a very bourgeois neighbourhood of the 17th arrondissement signals the on-going ascendency of western Paris in terms of good eating. For almost 20 years, the drill for young chefs has been...

Bordeaux: Le Saint James Hotel and Restaurant

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the reputation of Bordeaux wine blossomed and the wealth of the vineyard owners, winemakers and merchants grew in equal measure. In the humid heat of a Bordeaux summer you can...
Chef Thierry Marx at his boulangerie

Paris by Thierry Marx

Where does Michelin two-starred chef Thierry Marx eat, drink and shop when he’s not running the show at his top gastronomic restaurants ** Sur Mesure, Le Camélia, The Cake Shop and Bar 8 at Paris’ Mandarin Oriental...