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Paris Street Talk: Gastronomy, Pastries and Wine on Rue de l’Abbé Grégoire, 6th Arr.

The major culinary arts school Ferrandi, the fine pastry shop and tea room Colorova and the quirky wine shop and tasting room Le Vin en Bouche put rue de l’Abbé Grégoire on the gastronomy map of the 6th arrondissement.

A Chef’s world: Exploring the Universe of Guy Martin

Investigated the culinary universe of Guy Martin, chef of Grand Vefour, one of the most recognizable names of high gastronomy in Paris.

Mystery Cuisine: Adventure, Intimacy, and Knowing Smiles

Mystery Cuisine (formerly Les III O), a confidential little restaurant near Palais Royal in the center of Paris, has the feel of an exclusive...

Three Reasons to Experience a Remarkable Chef: Part 2

Symbols, stars, numbers, and other restaurant rating systems can provide a culinary relief map of a city, but they’re inadequate in revealing the particular...

Drome Provencale: Eat Like a Sixth Grader, Drink Like a Wine Enthusiast, Part 1...

This 3-part article received the 2013 GOLD AWARD for best culinary travel article written for the internet, awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association. * * *Part 1: In which the author has lunch at a middle school cafeteria in the Provencal town of Nyons, realizes that he can’t remember anything from sixth grade and goes to talk to the principal.

Portrait: Fabien Nègre

Fabien Nègre is a French writer, journalist, consultant to chefs and restaurateurs, gastronomic critic and commentator, wine man and cigar connoisseur.

Cookbook Beat: Le Grand Cours de Cuisine Ferrandi

The Ferrandi School, the most hands on of Parisian culinary academies, has come out with a mega-cookbook for amateurs and professionals looking to hone their culinary skills and try recipes from simple to gastronomical.

Paris Restaurant Review: Matière à…, A Harmonious Chef’s Table in the Canal Quarter

Matière à…, a delightful restaurant in the canal quarter of Paris’s 10th arrondissement, where owner-chef Anthony Courteille plays host to a 14-seat chef's table.

An Ode to Guy Martin, Chef of Le Grand Véfour

From his youth as a rugged boy in the mountains to his position at the heights and forefront of French cuisine in Paris, Guy...

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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