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

Classic Kir Royale with crème de Cassis, though you can use any fruit liqueur, as with a kir. Photo by Richard Swearinger

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.

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French Hangover Prevention: Or, Three Reasons Why I Never Get Hangovers in France

Me, on my studio balcony in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, with two of the three hangover prevention tactics. Read on!

Here’s how to limit the occurrences and severity of hangovers–the French way.

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How to Serve a Cheese Course... the French Way

How to serve a great cheese course. Just one of the many topics in the Eggs and Cheese chapter.

The Cheese Course. Photo by Richard Swearinger

The French Cheese Course is a wonderful way to bring a lot of fascinating, varied flavors to the table, without a lot of work. In fact, the way the French present a cheese course in the home is usually very easy indeed—elegant simplicity is the

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