Luke Nguyen's France

Book Reviews: Luke Nguyen’s “France, A Gastronomic Adventure”

Our Australian readers will be aware of Luke Nguyen’s previous work on TV and in print, where he enjoyed highlighting the culinary marvels of Vietnam. But for this latest project, it’s a culture clash of cuisines that will have you reaching for the...
Yoann Dinh and Alexandre Furtado

Paris Restaurants: Franco-Brazilian Cuisine at Bistro Paradis

If Paris has not yet become as cosmopolitan at the table as New York or London, the city has become vastly more international during the last ten years or so. Unlike the two English-speaking cities, the reason...

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...

Restaurant Reviews: Porte 12 in Paris

The restaurant scene in Paris has never been more cosmopolitan than it is today, since the French capital continues to attract large numbers of foreign chefs who are eager to test their talents on...

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...

Restaurant Review: Le Carré de l’Ange in the Pyrénées

Though it’s the only gastro-quality restaurant in the cosy hilltop commune of Saint-Lizier, in the Pyrénées, Le Carré de l’Ange is still hidden away from the main drag. A wooden doorway and flight of...
Chef Thierry Marx at his boulangerie

Paris by Thierry Marx

Where does Michelin two-starred chef Thierry Marx eat, drink and shop when he’s not running the show at his top gastronomic restaurants ** Sur Mesure, Le Camélia, The Cake Shop and Bar 8 at Paris’ Mandarin Oriental...

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...

Cooking with Class in Uzès

One thing I dreamed about before moving to France was to attend a cooking class in Paris. Little did I know that my wish would come true —  without leaving the little town of...

Bordeaux: Le Saint James Hotel and Restaurant

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the reputation of Bordeaux wine blossomed and the wealth of the vineyard owners, winemakers and merchants grew in equal measure. In the humid heat of a Bordeaux summer you can...