Category: France at home

  • Those who have spent time out and about in France know that French food is not all super fancy. Some of the best eats in the country are rustic, home-cooked, traditional dishes – no artistic plate arrangements, mod foam concoctions or colorful sauce squiggles in sight. Every French region has its signature ‘comfort food’ such…

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  • Tea is chic as ever in Paris, and what better time of year to enjoy it than when fall and winter roll around? To duck into a warm, cozy Parisian tea salon on a chilly afternoon anywhere in la Capitale is a treat. But to sit by the fire in one’s own salon and enjoy…

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  • It’s been a glorious two weeks of French food fun in Texas. I had the plaisir (pleasure) of teaching some cuisine and culture classes at Central Market’s Cooking School as the gourmet market chain celebrated France’s culinary riches. We had a “Lunch in Paris” celebration as well as a memorable “Lunch in Provence.” One of…

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  • Now that this year’s travel season has begun, many French Affaires’ readers have been asking about special things to see and do while in France. They also have been keen to know the best ways to ‘bring France home,’ i.e. what to shop for while on their French travels. Even though shopping preferences vary from…

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  • If you haven’t heard, France is experiencing quite a cold snap at the moment. Siberia-like temperatures have overtaken the country (and much of Europe) for the last several days. Today, the high in Paris was 29 degrees and Provence only reached a high of 32 degrees. While the winter weather has been pretty mild in…

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