Food & Drink

Whether you're a self-defined foodie or simply a hungry traveler, or some form of nibbler, gourmet, epicure, gastronome, connoisseur, maven, glutton, gourmand or bon vivant in between, we've got your appetite in mind as we explore food and drink and the people who prepare and serve them, throughout France.

Donna Evleth and croissant, Boulangerie Delattre

Holiday in Paris: The Croissants of August

In search of the perfect croissant for her daily breakfast ritual, Paris resident Donna Evleth sets out on the Great Croissant Hunt when her favorite local bakery in the 6th arrondissement is closed during a long holiday weekend.
Bon appétit, Epicurus, Gourmet, Foodie handbook, Connoisseur

Table Talk: Bon Appétit and Other Dinner Conversations

Whether or not you wish each other "Bon appétit" at the start of a meal, look around the table and who do you see? Epicures, gourmets, foodies, connoisseurs, mavens, gluttons, gastronomes, gourmands, bons vivants? Here's how to tell your diner companions apart.
J. Barthouil boutique, Paris.

French Table: J. Barthouil Foie Gras and Smoked Salmon

Foie gras and smoked salmon, staples of the French celebratory and holiday table, are both produced with excellence and tradition by J. Barthouil, a family business located in southwest France with a shop in the Marais in Paris.
La Poule au Pot, bread, Paul Racat

Paris by All-Night Bistro: La Poule au Pot

It’s 2am on a Tuesday night and I’m enjoying a bowl of French onion soup at La Poule au Pot in the Halles quarter in central Paris. What may sound like an unreasonable hour to be out dining on a weekday is in fact the perfect time to get to know one of the most esteemed traditional bistros and most venerable bistro owners in the capital.
Paris-Basque 2017 poster

Paris-Basque: Bistrot Belhara, Iratze and Paris’s Basque Festival

An encounter with two Basque chefs in Paris, Thierry Dufroux of Bistro Belhara and Mathieu Moity of Iratze, participants in Paris-Basque, an annual festival that brings Basque cuisine, sports, music and good cheer to Paris. Includes video interviews with the chefs.

Market Day in France: The Southeast, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

From the bulls in the Camargue to the olive trees of Provence, from the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to the lemon trees of Menton and from the fig trees of Solliès to the apple orchards of Haute Durance, the agriculture of southeast France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) offers a variety of stunning landscapes and notable products to travelers in search of local and regional gastronomy.
What are appellations, AOC, AOP?

Market Day in France: Geography, Appellations and Terroir

The association of food and drink with place is what most marks market-based gastronomy in France. In this series we provide travelers with lists of appellations, geographic indicators and other labels given to certain agricultural products in various regions of France. Before getting to the lists, we explain here the various terms and labels that you'll encounter in your seach for quality food and drink and for delicious insights into local and regional traditions.

Paris Cocktail Bars: A 10th Arrondissement Cocktail Circuit

In this first in a series of Paris cocktail bar expeditions we sipped our way through a sliver of the 10th arrondissement with stops at three very different bars -- Lavomatic, CopperBay and Baranaan -- located just off Boulevard Saint-Martin, between the metro stations République and Strasbourg Saint-Denis.

Le Vieux Crapaud: Admirable Bistro Fare Near the Arc de Triomphe

Country fare meets upscale neighborhood near the Arc de Triomphe at Thomas Boutin’s Le Vieux Crapaud, where venturesome eaters enjoy frogs, pig’s ears, snails and pigeon while their dining companions savor admirable preparations of more familiar traditional bistro cuisine.

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