Restaurants in Provence: La Table du Hameau, Paradou

Though many people think of Provence exclusively as a summer destination, I’ve learned through the years that it’s just as delightful during the winter as it is when the cicadas are whirring away in...

Recipe for Disaster: Exclusive Interview with David Lebovitz

American food writer David Lebovitz tells Marion Sauvebois about his experience buying a Parisian fixer-upper in the 11th and going head-to-head with the builder from hell... If David Lebovitz hears “Pas de problème” one more...

A Poetic World in Gascony: Chef and Culinary Innovator Michel Guérard

The modern trend for a healthier cuisine can, in great part, be attributed to one man. Guy Hibbert travelled to Gascony to meet chef and culinary innovator Michel Guérard One of the foremost figures of...

The Big Cheese: Exclusive Interview with Michel Roux Snr.

As his essential guide to cooking with cheese hits the stores, Michel Roux Sr. looks back on his lifelong love affair with the stinky stuff.  France Today: What made you decide to devote an entire...

Burgundy Restaurants: Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu

Many years ago, while on a trip to Burgundy for a memorably parsimonious magazine that has long since ceased to exist, I found myself in the centre of this magnificent French province at noon...

The Sweet Life in Paris: A New Generation of Pâtisseries

Ever since Pierre Hermé’s audacious flavour pairings ushered in a new era in French desserts, Paris has proved fertile ground for a new generation of creative pastry chefs eager to make their mark. The Paris-based...

Restaurant Reviews: La Chassagnette, Arles

Located on a beautiful farm with a huge organic vegetable garden just a few kilometres outside Arles on the way to the Camargue, chef Armand Arnal’s restaurant is one of the best tables in...

Where to Stay and Eat in Les Deux Charentes

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, plus some hidden gems, such as the bubbles in which you can sleep beneath the stars Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes 12 Great Places to...

Restaurant Reviews: Kitchen Ter(re) in Paris

Ever since a food-loving counter clerk in my local post office first tipped me off to chef William Ledeuil’s cooking, just after the Left Bank restaurant Les Bouquinistes had opened some twenty years ago,...

Restaurant Mallmann at the Château La Coste outside Aix-en-Provence

The news that Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann had opened a new restaurant at the Château La Coste – a stunning wine estate outside Aix-en-Provence that also has the best recently-opened hotel in the south...