The Queen of Champagne: The Legacy of The Widow Clicquot

Once upon a time, French monks would enter the cold, dark cellars of their monasteries, only to discover that their precious wine was destroyed....

Baronne Staffe’s Guide to French Table Manners

Stumped by French dining etiquette? When in doubt, take a leaf out of Baronne Staffe’s book. France’s nitpicking answer to Emily Post and undisputed...

Of Girls and Gaulois: The Equality of Celtic Women in France

Long before Julius Caesar began his conquests, women held equal positions with men in the Celtic (or Gaulish) culture that spread over much of...

Exclusive Recipes from C’est de la Trish! by Trish Deseine

In her latest book, the Irish-born food writer, who has lived in France since 1987, shows how adding fresh twists to simple, everyday dishes...

Book Review: Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Denis Diderot is synonymous with the Encyclopedia, the keystone of the French Enlightenment. But the freethinker and polymath’s body of work and influence went...

Book Review: The Most Beautiful Villages of France

The essential companion for any jolly to the Hexagon, the Plus Beaux Villages’ annual guide is the Gold List of France’s most noteworthy nooks,...

Book Review: The Little(r) Museums of Paris by Emma Jacobs

There’s more to Paris than the Louvre and co. Just ask illustrator extraordinaire-cum-treasure-hunter Emma Jacobs, who spent months nosing round the City of Light’s...

Book Reviews: All Happy Families by Hervé Le Tellier

"So, apparently it's scandalous not to love your parents," begins Hervé LeTellier's All Happy Families. The message is crystal clear: his memoir is no...

Book Reviews: Ze French Do It Better, A Lifestyle Guide

Are the French masters at self-promotion, or is there really something behind the bravado? From gastronomy to fashion, not to mention the art of...

Surviving Provence: Food for Thought (and the Wine to Go With...

Provence is the place of dreams... until reality sets in. Taking place beneath the Montagne Ste. Victoire in Cézanne country, "Surviving Provence: Romance, Reality...