10 things France has taught me about food

If you were to tell me in high school that, after graduating college, I would pack up and move abroad, I would more than likely have laughed in your face. My image of post-graduate life involved hole-in-the-wall NYC apartments and cubicles, not working abroad. But I suppose life can surprise you when you'd least expect it because, as … Continue reading 10 things France has taught me about food

a taste of Provence

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

a taste of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré

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

a taste of Paris, featuring sustainable urban farming

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

5 healthy breakfasts to start your day off right

When it comes to food, the French know what they're doing. No surprise there. La gastronomie of France, in all its seasonal, locally-sourced, fresh-from-the-market brilliance, was one of the main reasons I wanted to move back here for an extended period of time after college. And since arriving, I've been doing my best to absorb everything about French … Continue reading 5 healthy breakfasts to start your day off right