A Dozen Classic Savory French Dishes you should Order in Paris

A Dozen Classic Savory French Dishes you should Order in Paris

Drawing on centuries of tradition, authentic French cuisine is famous for its finesse and flavor. Make the most of your trip by sampling some of the nation’s iconic culinary offerings, which turn eating into an art form. We’ve selected 12 classic savory French dishes to order while you’re visiting Paris. ... Read More

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

11 of the Best Food Streets in Paris that will Feed your French Food Cravings

Paris is one of the gastronomical capitals of the world for a reason. In addition to its Michelin-starred restaurants and beloved baguettes and cheeses, travelers also visit for the myriad of food streets in Paris. ... Read More

The Best Stores to Buy French Food Souvenirs in Paris

The Best Stores to Buy French Food Souvenirs in Paris

One of the main reasons people travel to France is the food. While we’d all love to bring home a personal French chef to recreate all our favorite French dishes, fortunately we can at least bring home some of the ingredients they’d use to stock our own kitchens. Want to keep the taste of France in your home cooked meals after you’ve bid au revoir to the City of Light? Here are the best stores to buy French food souvenirs in Paris. ... Read More

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

This decadent delight, made from a wheel of soft French cheese, will win over the affections of all. With a short ingredient list and simple preparation method, this recipe is one of the easiest – yet most delicious – you’ll ever make. Serve as an appetizer or a mid-day snack to share with fellow cheese-lovers! ... Read More

Sweet Potato Coq au Vin – Classic French Comfort with a Twist!

Sweet Potato Coq au Vin – Classic French Comfort with a Twist!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re bringing you a variation on the classic French dish Coq au Vin. This one-pot meal won’t keep you in the kitchen long, as it can be made in under an hour, which means you’ll have more time to enjoy this robustly-flavored, comforting stew in the company of friends and family. ... Read More

A Gourmet Taste of Paris at the Chinon!

A Gourmet Taste of Paris at the Chinon!

Situated between the best of the 6th and 7th Arrondissements, the Chinon is conveniently close to multiple gourmet food markets. Any day of the week, you can pick up fresh ingredients and try a new French recipe in your fully equipped kitchen. The Chinon is the perfect springboard for culinary exploration; a true taste of life in Paris! ... Read More

It’s a Food-Lover’s Paradise at the Grand Épicerie

It’s a Food-Lover’s Paradise at the Grand Épicerie

Whether you’re coming to shop or indulge in delicious gourmet foods, the Grand Épicerie is the perfect place for all your foodie needs. An entire building filled with fine herbs and spices, exotic tea blends, a huge wine cellar as well as gorgeous home wares, you’ll be inspired and fascinated as you explore this historic 7th Arrondissement landmark. ... Read More

Galette des Rois – A French Tradition Fit for a King!

Galette des Rois – A French Tradition Fit for a King!

The holiday dessert season isn’t over just yet in France! These days the bakery windows in Paris are featuring “les galettes des rois,” or King’s Cake, to be enjoyed on January 6th in honor of the feast of the Epiphany. ... Read More

How do the French Stay Slim?

How do the French Stay Slim?

In the midst of the holiday season there’s no better time to ask the eternal question: just how do the French stay so slim while surrounded with the world’s most decadent cuisine? Longtime Paris resident Shelby Ocana shares her insight after three decades in this land of plenty-of-pastries. ... Read More

Easy Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon or French Beef Stew

Easy Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon or French Beef Stew

An easy recipe for French beef stew, Boef Bourguignon, that transforms a simple dish into a gourmet meal ... Read More

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

My daughter Alexia (age 14) and I have fallen in love with macarons, especially the ones made by Pierre Herme’ in Paris.  We purchased his Macaron cookbook and have spent many hours in the kitchen trying to perfect his delicious concoctions. Making Macarons by Pierre Herme They say that macarons are the most difficult pastry ... Read More

Love French Food, But Can’t Live Without Some American Treats

Love French Food, But Can’t Live Without Some American Treats

We love French food, Paris open air markets and restaurants, certain American products our irresistible. ... Read More

Birthday Lunch for Philippe!

Birthday Lunch for Philippe!

My husband Philippe’s birthday was last Thursday and I was struggling to find something special to offer him. Then, I walked past Dubernet, the shop which sells specialties from the Southwest of France on rue Augereau in the 7th and the lightbulb went on! This shop is tucked away on a quiet street, but well known throughout Paris. ... Read More

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