French food


Dinner In French – A Book Review

From my perspective, the fact that more of us are cooking at home is one positive that’s come from this rather nasty situation. All around the world, the Covid -19 crisis is changing the way we live our lives. But cooking at home always requires some level of inspiration. And often that inspiration is difficult […]

Dinner in French

Bring France Into Your Home

Bring France Into Your Home

So, I’m probably understating it when I say we are living in unprecedented times. The devastating impact Covid-19 has been having on families the world over is almost too horrific to be believed. Some of us are in lockdown at home, others are choosing to self-isolate and so many of us are grieving. For loved […]


Parisian Charm School – A Book Review

It’s the height of summer here in Melbourne. The weather has been hot (and oddly steamy) and the days are luxuriously long. It is the perfect time of the year for a little rest and relaxation. And what are lazy days without a good book – or two – to dip into? Jamie Cat Callan’s […]

Parisian Charm School

Gift suggestions for francophiles

Great Gift Ideas For Francophiles

Despite the fact that it shows up at the same time every year, the holiday season seems to have snuck up on me this time round. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that we’ve been travelling but I was quite shocked yesterday when someone wished me a Merry Christmas. I got a second jolt when […]


The French Dedication To Quality

I love the fact that the French are completely committed to the very best of everything. I find their dedication to quality both fascinating and inspirational. As a result, I continually try to upgrade the quality of every area of my own life. With those words as background, I’m sure you’ll understand why I was so […]

Dedication to quality

Lunch - French Style

Lunch – French Style

Before we get into today’s post, I just want to take a moment to recognise the Thanksgiving holiday and to send all of our U.S. readers some love. I hope you are enjoying a time of peace and togetherness. When you stop to think about it, there really is so much to be grateful for […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 51

Welcome to the latest instalment of Frenchify Your Friday. And, if you are a regular reader, you may not be surprised to learn that this week’s idea involves sugar. It seems that you can bring a whole lot of French inspiration to your day with just a touch of the sweet stuff. If you are […]

Joel Robuchon Petit Fours

Master a French Classic - Madeleines

Master A French Classic – The Madeleine

While they don’t quite evoke deep memories for me like they did for Marcel Proust, one of my all time favourite French sweet treats is the madeleine. Madeleines are not nearly as fancy or elaborate as some other French cakes, pastries and petits fours but they are just perfect served with a cup of tea […]


Our Top Seven Tips For Michelin-Starred Dining In France

Many travellers head to France wishing to experience the amazing food. And if you feel like you want to take the ‘foodie’ experience to a whole new level, then checking out a Michelin-starred restaurant could be for you. We’ve been lucky enough to eat at a number of one, two and three starred restaurants now […]

Le Pré Catelan- our top tips for Michelin-starred dining in France

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 17

  Full of smoked meats, creamy pâtés and preserved veggies, sharing a French charcuterie board is one of my favourite ways to start a meal. And it’s also the way I’m recommending you Frenchify Your Friday this week. Now, I love the fancy charcuterie boards you get in restaurants, but you can easily whip up […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number Three

This week, I’ve got a sweet little way to Frenchify Your Friday.  Buy yourself some macarons! Very small and very sweet, these colourful confections are simply beautiful. They are virtually guaranteed to bring a smile – and some French inspiration – to your day. In fact, sometimes I think they are almost too pretty to […]

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