Food for Thought: French Writers & the Pleasure of the Palate

“Cuisiner suppose une tête légère, un esprit généreux et un cœur large.” --Colette Hungry for just the right words, French writers have always been inspired...

Piece of Cake: Interview with Bruno de Monte, Director of Ferrandi...

For close to 100 years, Ferrandi Paris has whipped novices into world-class chefs and pâtissiers. As the prestigious School of Culinary Arts releases its...

Deux Cafés, S’il Vous Plaît: Les Deux Magots & Café de...

Still popular with celebrities, a century ago Les Deux Magots and the Café de Flore were the haunts of some of the greatest thinkers...

Book Reviews: Paris, Portrait of a City

Ever since Daguerre snapped the very first photograph on the banks of the Seine, the City of Light’s intrinsic nostalgia and timeless glamour have...

Book Reviews: Impressionism, the Movement that Transformed Western Art

Bold, brash and indomitable, the Impressionists broke from the shackles of the Academy without a backward glance. But who were the free spirits behind...

Book Reviews: French Château Living, The Lude

Nestled on the banks of the Loir river (not to be confused with its namesake and neighbour, the Loire), the Château du Lude has...

Crime Fiction Set in France: Murderous Mistral, A Provence Mystery

During the cold winter months, there's nothing we enjoy more than losing ourselves in well-constructed crime fiction. Such is the case with Murderous Mistral:...

Recipe for Disaster: Exclusive Interview with David Lebovitz

American food writer David Lebovitz tells Marion Sauvebois about his experience buying a Parisian fixer-upper in the 11th and going head-to-head with the builder...

The Big Cheese: Exclusive Interview with Michel Roux Snr.

As his essential guide to cooking with cheese hits the stores, Michel Roux Sr. looks back on his lifelong love affair with the stinky...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless...