There have always been places to eat outside one’s own home, but they weren’t always called restaurants…
Category: FR Food
The Curious History of Foie Gras
Foie gras – doesn’t that sound much nicer than “fatty liver?” But that’s exactly what this controversial French delicacy is…
History of the French Croissant
The flaky, buttery croissant is as French as a beret or a baguette…
The Calisson of Provence: A Sweet Story
The calisson is a Provençal treat linked to Good King René and Queen Jeanne…
Who Put the Bubbles in the Bubbly?
Did the French invent the method of making champagne? Or was it the British?
Bread and Bad Luck: A French Superstition
Find out why you should never lay bread on the table upside down…
Legends, Laws, and Lengthy Loaves: History of the French Baguette
What could be more traditionally French than the baguette, that long slender loaf of bread that has become an instantly recognized symbol of France?
Bread Delivery: Les Porteuses de Pain
If you like bread, then when you’re in France you probably stop by the boulangerie, or bakery, every day to buy a baguette, croissant, or
The King Cake holds a Surprise
In France, it’s a tradition to eat pies and cakes containing little “prizes” in January. This practice can be traced back to Roman times and their winter solstice celebration…
Truffle Hunting in Provence
Our wedding anniversary was approaching and when Jeff asked what I wanted, I didn’t hesitate, “I want to go truffle hunting!” Looking a bit puzzled,
Thirteen Desserts? That’s my kind of Meal!
Christmas time in Provence and the south of France is full of traditions and, as with most good traditions, food is usually involved. Miniature wheat