Reblochon – The Cheese Name With Quite a Story

Reblochon Cheese

Reblochon Cheese is From the Haute-Savoie Region and is AOC Accredited: We first came across Reblochon cheese when we were travelling in Annecy. This soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese is a specialty of the Haute-Savoie region and so as cheese lovers we had some of this delicious cheese. Reblochon was first produced in the […]

Some Sweet Things from Avignon and the Region

Fraise de Carpentras

Avignon and Regional Specialty Foods: In Avignon, we came across La Cure Gourmande, a sweet shop with devilishly tempting sweets that are sure to melt the strongest willpower.  If you like to try local specialty foods and have got a sweet tooth, you’ll be pleased to know that some of these sweets are from Avignon […]

Food in Normandy

Normandy Calvados

Many of the Food in Normandy Are AOC Designated: Normandy is a food lover’s paradise. With 600 kilometres of coastline and a rich agricultural hinterland covered with fruit orchards, dairy farms and vegetable fields, Normandy is a source of quality meats, seafood, cheeses and fruit and vegetables. Not only is Normandy a food producing region, […]

Agneau de Pré-salé – The Salt Marsh Lamb of Normandy

Agneau-de-pré-salé

Agneau de Pré-salé – The Highly-Prized Salt Marsh Lamb Specialty from Mont-St-Michel: One of the specialty food in Normandy is Agneau de Pré-salé or Salt Marsh Lamb.  Agneau de pré-salé is lamb that graze on salt marshes and the meat from the lamb has a unique flavour and tenderness. Normandy is one of the four […]

Interesting and Fun Facts about Normandy Cheeses

Petit Livarot - Normandy Cheese..

Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Normandy’s AOC Cheeses : Normandy produces many specialty cheeses and of these, four have achieved AOC stripes:  Camembert, Livarot, Neufchâtel and Pont-l’Évêque . We know that Normandy’s fromages AOC are absolutely delicious, but here are some interesting and fun cheese facts that not many people know about …. or […]

Normandy's Fromages AOC

Normandy Cheeses © Atout France / CDT Calvados

Normandy is Famous for its Cheese Making Tradition: Normandy is a cheese producing region and it has its great cows to thank for the abundance of rich milk that they produce. Well known specialty cheeses in Normandy include Camembert, Pavé d’Auge, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque, Neufchatel, Boursin, Brillat-Savarain and Brin de Paille. And if, like  me, […]

Fête des Fromages – Rocamadour

Rocamadour cheese

The Largest Cheese Festival in the South of France: In the southwest region of France, in the Lot departement, is the tiny village of Rocamadour. Hugging the cliffside of a mountain, the setting of this medieval village looks dramatic. If you could airbrush out the tourists, Rocamadour seems to be untouched by time. Its main […]

Rendez-vous at Paris Cafés Renowned for their Famous Clientele

Les Deux Magot, Paris Cafe

Historic Cafés of Paris: Paris is famous for its café scene and an enduring image is of Parisians passing time at a café reading their newspaper,  friends having a rendez-vous over a slow drink, businessmen and women discussing deals in a relaxed environment or people just chilling out and watching the world go by. But […]

Le Procope – the Oldest Café in the World

Café Procope

At Le Procope, the first literary coffeeshop was born: Paris’ Left Bank area is full of interesting and historical coffeehouses and cafés and one of the most fascinating must be Café Procope.  It claims to be oldest coffeehouse in the world. Le Procope is in rue d’lAnciennne Comédie which was previously called rue de Saint-Germain. […]

Bonjour, would you like to bake like a French Pâtissier?

Paris desserts

Learn Pastry and Dessert making from a French master chef: Paris’ patisseries are world famous and some like Ladurée, La Maison Stohrer and Angelina’s are Parisian institutions. Life’s Sweet in Paris – walk around the city and you’ll see patisseries overflowing with the most tempting sweet treats. Dessert connoisseurs don’t seem to mind waiting in […]