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...

Choc King Behavior: Interview with Celebrated Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé

Insatiably creative, Pierre Hermé returns to his first passion in his new book. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the cacao bean, the book reveals creations that display the celebrated pastry chef ’s signature chocolate recipes and innovative style, which have...

Restaurant Reviews: L’Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion

Now that the summer and autumn crowds have gone, the Bordelais are delighted to have the exquisite little town of Saint-Émilion to themselves again. Just 44km from Bordeaux, for them it’s an ideal day out for its beautiful...

3 Ways with Chick Peas: 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...

American Chefs Win the Prestigious Bocuse d’Or Competition

For the first time in the 30-year history of the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, a team of American chefs took home the gold medal. There were 24 countries competing, and Norway placed second, while...

Interview with Food Stylist Béatrice Peltre

Béatrice Peltre is a food stylist, photographer and author of the award-winning food blog La Tartine Gourmande. In her latest book, My French Family Table, Béatrice presents the kind of colourful and wholesome French recipes that she serves up to her...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...