I know that I am not alone in my love of all things French. And luckily for Francophiles everywhere, little tastes of France can be found all over the world – if you know where to look, of course.
I am very lucky that Scott likes France, and especially Paris, just as much as I do. I’m also lucky that he is such a good photographer.
One culinary treat you see – and we eat – regularly in France is the Café Gourmand.
I travel a lot with work, and while eating well on the road can sometimes be a challenge, most of the time I do ok. But not all the time. At the conference I attended yesterday, I ran into trouble in the form of afternoon tea.
You see, the buffet was set with what seemed like tons of tiny, french inspired, treats. Chocolate covered, cream filled and yum.
It fascinates me how quickly I can convince myself that they are actually good for me! And that because they are small, I can clearly have more…I wonder what’s on the menu today?
Until next time – au revoir.
Today, our seaside suburb held its inaugural Wine & Cheese festival and it was lovely to have a little piece of Europe within walking distance of our home.
I love chatting to fellow travellers about their reactions to France.
Last week, I promised that I would review the recently published ‘How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are – Love, Style and Bad Habits’. And today, I’ve finally got around to doing so. Now, before you continue reading, I should warn you that this hasn’t ended up being a ‘real’ review – it’s more dot points of what I liked and didn’t like so much about the book. But I’ve decided that’s ok, due to the fact that if you are after an in depth review, you can find heaps on the internet. Which is unsurprising, given the title and the popularity of the ‘How to be French’ genre.
Given my love of all things French, the following admission might come as a bit of a surprise. My command of the French language is really quite terrible!