Delicious Dordogne: The Gourmet Book Fair in Périgueux

It’s not only truffles, foie gras and walnuts that are famous in Périgord! Every two years, the Périgueux Salon du Livre Gourmand, in the Dordogne...

Book Reviews: Travels through the French Riviera

Behind this precious cloth-bound cover lies what has to be the loveliest (hybrid) travelogue we’ve come across in quite some time. Midway between a watercolourist’s...

Book Reviews: Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert

Your eyes don’t deceive you: our fearless leader, France Today editor-in-chief Guy (Thomas) Hibbert, has gone and penned his very first short story collection,...

Ernest Lavisse: A Little Book Makes a Big Comeback

It arrived in a bundle of second-hand books intended for a fund-raising sale - "it" being the Histoire de France: cours moyen by one Ernest...

Book Reviews: Small Country, A Novel by Gaël Faye

Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gaby life in his idyllic expatriate neighbourhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan-Tutsi mother and sister Ana, is something...

A Passion for Picnics and Entertaining: An Excerpt from “Everyday Monet”

The magic of Claude Monet's garden comes to life in a new book called Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living...

Book Reviews: Effortless Style by Pierre Sauvage

“I am not an interior designer,” Pierre Sauvage sets the record straight. And yet, for all his protestations to the contrary, his bold aesthetic,...

Book Reviews: Robert Doisneau, Published by Lannoo

A self-proclaimed ‘fisherman of images’, Robert Doisneau did far more than capture the everyday in his intimate street tableaux. A deft storyteller, he teased...

A Taste of Chocolat: Recipes from École du Grand Chocolat Valrhona’s...

Dip into the luscious world of chocolate with these irresistible recipes from Frédéric Bau and the École du Grand Chocolat Valrhona’s new Encyclopedia The following...

Guide to the Stars: A Potted History of the Michelin Guide

Six months since the Bras affair fallout, we look back on the birth of the esteemed Michelin Guide and its cut-throat star system It’s been...