My Top 10 French Gifts of the Year

Four of my top 10 French gifts of the year. All are described, below.

Greetings, friends. Each year, I unveil my list of the best French gift ideas—gifts for lovers of France (and food). Take a look! And always remember that any purchase you make through one of the links on my

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Lucky Me! A Chance Meeting with Janet Fletcher (+ a Great Recipe for Bucatini All'Amatriciana)

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana. Something you can make in 20 minutes, with items you likely have on hand. Photo by Katherine Martinelli via Flickr.

Recently, I had the great pleasure of meeting Janet Fletcher, a renown cookbook author,  food writer, cooking teacher, and bloggiste at Planet Cheese. Here, I tell you about our dinner

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The Five Best French Apéritifs + Everything You Need to Know about the French Apéro!

Me. After a late-afternoon swim on my balcony in Collioure, during that magical time of the day called the apéro.

What is an apéritif? Is there a difference between an apéritif and a cocktail? Read on to learn everything you need to know about apéritifs, including the five best French apéritifs.

If

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