Interview with the Chef: James Martin’s French Adventure

It’s been 35 years since TV chef James Martin first learned the ins and outs of vegetable prep amid the chaos of a French Michelin-starred kitchen. Back on his old stomping ground at long last for...

French Recipes: Tartine de Poivron et Chevre

Bistrot Pierre’s group executive chef, Adam Townsley, shares his favourite comfort food recipe. The night before you’re planning to tuck into this delicious dish, grill a selection of your favourite peppers until they get a nice bit of...

Restaurant Reviews: André, Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s Bistro in Valence

Back in the days when tyres had inner tubes and people used paper maps that were always impossible to refold to their original neat envelope size, France’s major tyre manufacturer came up with the idea of publishing a...

Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about... Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top Things to See and Do in Normandy Top 12...

In a French Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis

Just before upping sticks from the UK to head across La Manche I read Susan Herrmann Loomis’s On Rue Tatin. If ever we needed the final push to take the plunge into a new life...

How to Cook French Onion Soup

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...

Restaurant Reviews: Chez la Vieille in Paris

In Paris it’s always a delicate business to tamper with tradition, especially when you’re an American and the subject of your intervention is one of the city’s most venerable old bistros, the legendary Chez la Vieille (At the...
Les Loges, Lyon

Restaurant Reviews: Les Loges in Lyon

For anyone who loves French food, there are few better destinations than Lyon, since it offers such a spectacular range of restaurants. If the hearty food of the city’s bouchons at places like Chez Hugon is deliciously consoling...

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn

Entering a Paris train station in 1846, you would have been as likely to meet an elegant bourgeois couple in rustling silks as a gun-slinging hunter and his baying hounds setting out for a weekend’s shooting in the countryside, such...
Roasted endives

3 Ways with Endives: 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...