Restaurant Reviews: L’Auberge du Père Bise, Talloires

Founded in 1903, L’Auberge du Père Bise, the lovely inn on the shores of the sapphire-coloured waters of the Lac d’Annecy in Talloires, has undergone a handsome and very urbane renovation since talented young...

All Hail the King of Pork: Interview with Stéphane Reynaud, Plus Recipes

Stéphane Reynaud has dropped the T-bomb: tofu. I brace myself for the “Gotcha” that is sure to follow. He is, after all, the swine-whisperer, proud scion of village butchers and bestselling author of Pork...

Food Festivals in France: Journées de la Gastronomie in Èze, Côte d’Azur

Every autumn the medieval town of Èze, on the Côte d’Azur, is the place to be for foodies. And this year promises to be no exception. From October 13 to 15 the pretty coastal...

Restaurant Reviews: Le Drugstore, An All-New Look and Menu in Paris

Back in the days when actress Jean Seberg was puckishly cast as a newspaper vendor selling the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs-Élysées in François Truffaut’s À Bout de Souffle (Breathless), the famous...

Restaurant Reviews: Marc Veyrat- La Maison des Bois

After a disastrous fire in 2015 destroyed the eco-lodge he’d lovingly built in the tiny Savoyard hamlet of Manigod, chef Marc Veyrat, 67, painstakingly rebuilt the auberge on the hillside above the village where...

Interview with Master Baker Éric Kayser, Plus Recipes from His Book

He may have launched his first boulangerie at 31 but his belated start did not stop Éric Kayser from making his mark in Paris. Two decades on, the boulanger is at the helm of a global...

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...