Clean eating is dominating London's culinary zeitgeist more than ever before, with these eight notable spots at the helm.
While hoards of tourists flock to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast every year, Puglia has managed to retain a quintessential Italian flair — not to mention a cuisine boldly celebrating the freshest flavors of the Mediterranean.
A seafood lovers' slice of heaven...
As a little girl, France meant 1 thing: Paris. Outside of glowing images of the Eiffel Tower, bustling bistros, and baguette, I'll admit I knew very little. My horizons were broadened once I began studying French in school and even more so when I spent a semester at the Sorbonne. But only since packing my bags … Continue reading a taste of Saint-Malo
They say the Provence region of France is blessed by the gods. I'm inclined to agree. With sun-soaked hillside villages overlooking sweeping lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards, "charming" is certainly an understatement. In fact, I think "enchanting" is more appropriate. We stationed ourselves for the week in Avignon, a medium-sized city in the Vaucluse department. Medieval stone … Continue reading a taste of Provence
When it comes to coastal cities in France, La Rochelle is a must-see. Commonly referred to as "La Ville Blanche" due to its characteristic limestone facades, this port city sits in the Poitou Charentes region of southwest France, a short 2-hour drive from Bordeaux. La Rochelle boasts a rich history as one of France's principal seaports from the … Continue reading a taste of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré
When I think of Paris, I imagine cast-iron balustrades bordering the Métropolitan signs of the subways stations, wrought iron balconies, elegant cream-colored stonework, and wide boulevards lined with independent bookshops, cafés, and boulangeries. The Porte de Clignancourt area of the city doesn't necessarily fit this description. Situated on the northern periphery of Paris, this diverse neighborhood is … Continue reading a taste of Paris, featuring sustainable urban farming
Picture this: someone blows up a pig intestine like a balloon until it takes the shape of a sausage casing. Then he/she stuffs said casing with more chopped up (and very well rinsed) intestines before tying up both ends with string, cooking it, slathering on some mustard sauce, and calling it andouillette. Now picture this: Jacqueline … Continue reading a taste of Lyon
I'll get to the oh-so-delicious food I ate in Annecy in a sec (and if you're here just for that, feel free to scroll down). But first, allow me a moment of non-food commentary. Because I just traveled solo for the first time, and it's worth a paragraph or two, don't you think? I was never … Continue reading a taste of Annecy (and traveling alone)
Although it wasn't exactly a white Christmas this year, it sure was a bubbly one. Reims, a city located around 80 miles outside of Paris in the heart of the champagne region, was the perfect holiday getaway. Combining the history and culture of a large metropolitan city with the charm of a smaller village, Reims … Continue reading a taste of Reims