Gastronomy

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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Hidden Veggie Kitchen | A pop up vegetarian restaurant near Limoges, France

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Gastronomy, Limousin
Hidden Veggie Kitchen | A pop up vegetarian restaurant near Limoges, France

Louise Elsom is a self-confessed foodie and a whizz with a vegetable who has set up a pop up restaurant in her home in Haut-Vienne. Pop up vegetarian restaurant in France In 2016 Louise Elsom launched her very own pop up restaurant – in her home in the little hamlet of Latterie,  just outside the […]

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French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Written by on April 2, 2017 in Desserts
French Lemon Tart Recipe to fall in love with

Quite possibly the most delicious French lemon tart recipe you’ll ever meet! Created by 3 Michelin Star chef Gérald Passedat for his gorgeous cook book Flavors from the French Mediterranean. Naturally, being in the south of France, Chef Passedat likes to use lemons from Menton in the south of France for “Tarte aux citrons de Menton” […]

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How to match American beer with fine French cuisine

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Gastronomy
How to match American beer with fine French cuisine

To celebrate Planète Bière 2017, The Brewers Association hosted a unique event in Paris in March to demonstrate the affinity between craft beers and fine French cuisine. “Impossible!”? Fine French Cuisine, Meet… La Bière As American artisanal beers skyrocket into trendiness it was only a matter of time they’d go global. Little did I know […]

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