Meilleur Ouvrier de France: The Finest Craftsmen of France

You may have read about something called Meilleur Ouvrier de France, or perhaps you’ve spotted someone wearing a distinctive red, white, and blue collar. It seems like a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (shortened to...

An Homage to Chef Marc Meneau

“Cooking is a way of opening my mind to other things, but food feeds the mind, too." --Marc Meneau (1943-2020) One day soon they'll make a film of Marc Meneau’s life – you couldn’t make...

Virtual Tourism: The Boom in French Food and Drink Courses

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? In the second article in a series, Guy Hibbert investigates the flurry of...
Eat a Work of Art

Alexandre Gauthier and Ruinart: Eat a Work of Art

At times art comes in surprising packages Founded in 1729, the luxury champagne house Maison Ruinart has had an affiliation with  art since 1896 when it commissioned Czech artist Alphonse Mucha to create an advertising...

Dominique Crenn: Rebel Chef

Dominique Crenn is one of the world’s greatest chefs. Her flagship restaurant in San Francisco, Atelier Crenn, has been awarded three Michelin stars, while her Bar Crenn holds another star. Known for her creative...

New Beginnings in France: Trish Deseine’s Home in Le Perche

Torn between her native Ireland and her adopted France, Trish Deseine learns to follow her heart "I choose the rooms that I live in with care,” sang Leonard Cohen. And over the years my choices...

Introducing the New Taste of France Website

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Taste of France Magazine’s new website – your one-stop guide to French food and drink. Check out our chefs’ hacks and daily recipes guaranteed to suit ravenous locavores, carnivores...

Auberge la Fenière in Provence: the world’s only gluten-free, Michelin-starred restaurant

It’s an oasis of serenity in the heart of Provence. The Auberge la Fenière lies at the foot of a forest-covered hillside, just beyond the charming village of Lourmarin. It’s a hotel and restaurant...

Interview with Jean-Denis Rieubland, Executive Chef of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Jean-Denis Rieubland, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, has spent the last 31 years in restaurants, honing his skills at prestigious establishments such as the historic La Tour d’Argent in Paris, and earning two Michelin stars...

Female Chefs in France: Making their Way in a Man’s World

French chefs often cite their mothers or grandmothers as their biggest influence. Yet in France’s elite kitchens – and its awards ceremonies – women are still glaringly absent. Jennifer Ladonne reports on on-going efforts...