Gastronomy

Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Reims, the capital of Champagne, is the sort of city where you can indulge yourself, it’s small enough to walk everywhere, big enough to offer something to suit just about everyone. And, of course, its a place where the bubbles pop! Stellar Cellars in Reims You can’t go to Reims and not visit a Champagne […]

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The famous nougat of Montelimar France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Desserts, Gastronomy, Rhône Alpes
The famous nougat of Montelimar France

A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]

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French and Parfait – how to cook perfect French style!

Written by on June 13, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy
French and Parfait – how to cook perfect French style!

Cecile Delarue is a cook, journalist, blogger and author and blogger at ‘French and Parfait’ where she takes as a fun and tongue in cheek look at French cuisine and life. Cecile says “French women are just the best. That’s how we’re born. Parfaites!  We don’t get fat, we never sleep alone AND our kids […]

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Reasons to Love France No. 2 | French Cheese

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
Reasons to Love France No. 2 | French Cheese

There’s something about the cheeses of France that seduces and entices all cheese lovers. It doesn’t matter that other countries produce delicious cheeses, more cheeses, different cheeses. French cheese has that certain je ne sais quoi. Why French cheese is so special Take Camembert for example, or Brie… or Reblochon, Munster, Maroilles, Comte, Roquefort – […]

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Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Chef Spencer Richards from the UK spent years taking holidays in Normandy with this family. He loved the culture and the history and especially the fabulous gastronomy of the northern French region. Eventually he couldn’t resist the lure of Normandy any more. He moved to St Hilaire Du Harcouet, Manche, and set up Normandy Cooking […]

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Authentic French recipe for Normandy pork casserole

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Main Courses
Authentic French recipe for Normandy pork casserole

This tasty dish is a Normandy speciality. Chef Spencer Richards of Normandy Cooking Days, a one day cooking experience in lovely St Hilaire chose this as one of his favourite of the many regional dishes to enjoy. Ingredients 50g (2oz) Isigny butter 2-4 Normandy Apples peeled and cored and roughly chopped 1kg (2lb 4oz) shoulder […]

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Join a brilliant summer weekend wine tour of Gers

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Tours in France, Wine and Drinks
Join a brilliant summer weekend wine tour of Gers

The gorgeous Gers is famous for its stunning landscape but did you know that it’s also one of the best wine making areas of France? It’s not just awesome Armagnac that’s made in this largely unexplored region of France, but also sublime wines. The vines grow alongside fields of bright sunflowers on steep hills, in […]

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How Do French Women Stay Slim

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
How Do French Women Stay Slim

French women are famous for being able to achieve and retain a slim physique. Well I can tell you, I live in France, and not all women are slim. But, statistically French women are slimmer than British and American women – so how do they do it? Is it iron will power? Is it a […]

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Reasons to Love France No. 1 | French Bread

Written by on April 30, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
Reasons to Love France No. 1 | French Bread

There are thousands of reasons to love France but without a doubt, for most of us, bread is definitely up there at the top of the list! The French are a country of bread lovers and you’ll find brilliant boulangeries everywhere, in cities and towns and the smallest of villages. Often the  baker will proudly display a […]

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Classic French Dinner Party – The Easy French Way

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Gastronomy, Guest Blogs
Classic French Dinner Party – The Easy French Way

Before I moved to France, I thought that French dinner parties were formal affairs with too many forks.  I imagined elegantly dressed people sipping Champagne and discussing Molière.  And with all those complicated courses, I figured it must take days to prepare the food. Then I met actual French people and learned that it’s not like […]

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