Rue Montorgueil in Paris is a foodie’s paradise, a gluttonous smorgasbord of the best food-shopping that Paris has to offer, and all in the one street. There are boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, poissonnières, chacuteries, boucheries, chocolatiers, and gourmet food shops of all varieties, not to mention a range of famous restaurants. […]
With a two-hour lunch break, 5000 restaurants in Paris, hundreds of French food blogs, two new cookbooks published each day and a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one could say that the French love their food. Whether it be about a restaurant, a market, a winery, a regional delicacy, a traditional recipe or cultural trend, these are our stories of France's love of food and wine.
The mid 19th century was the zenith of guinguette culture. Taverns and music halls proliferated along the Seine much to the delight of the vineyards surrounding Paris. Alphonse Fournaise, a boat builder by trade, saw his opportunity and established a boat building and rental business in 1857 on the Île […]
Why would a french woman who hates oysters want to visit La Mère Champlain, a restaurant famous for its oysters? Yes, I know, every restaurant in Cancale is famous for its oysters because Cancale is the oyster capital of France.
At first glance, it is hard to understand why Au P’tit Café is known as the best little cafe in Noumea. After all, it is set under a large, tropical tree, the wind-swept leaves of which often end up on the floor of an eatery that is half-open to the […]
Du Pain et Des Idées (“some bread and some ideas”) is the story of a man who dared to dream that he could become the best baker in Paris. It is about a man who gave up a successful career in the fashion industry to take on a new life […]
Nestled among the many cafes and bars on the rambling Rue Vieille du Temple is a Marais institution, the pocket-sized cafe, Au Petit Fer à Cheval. The name of this cafe literally means ‘Little Horseshoe’ after its horseshoe shaped zinc and marble bar that dominates the small interior. Au Petit […]