France

Foraging for shaggy mane mushrooms in Sarlat, France

October 14, 2013
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Foraging in French markets is a wonderfully engaging experience for all the senses – the constant frenetic hum from market goers and stall owners; the vivid colours of fresh local vegetables; the olfactory assault from ripe oozing cheeses and pungent mold encrusted salamis; and constant sampling and snacking from stall to stall to keep both [...]

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Indulging in the culinary fruits of Sarlat, France

October 6, 2013
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Our traipse around Europe had seen us racing across busy London and Paris, spreadsheets of must-eat-at places clutched in hand, trying to fit in as much eating, shopping and sightseeing as the hours would allow. Upon leaving Paris we took the pace down a few notches and cruised into Sarlat a town in the picturesque [...]

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My Top Five Best Value Bistros in Paris inspired by Le Fooding

June 3, 2013
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When looking for luxury options to wine, dine and impress the City of Love delivers in spades. But there is another side of Parisian dining that I sought out, one a bit kinder on the hip pocket. Over a decade ago, two Parisian journalists, Alexandre Cammas and Emmanuel Rubin, were fed up with the conservative, traditional [...]

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Reflecting on a kinder 2012 and wishes for a happy 2013!

January 1, 2013
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Happy New Year! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re celebrating in style! We’re celebrating down the south coast of NSW in Tuross Heads with family, friends and plenty of good food and wine; fishing, foraging, sun and sand. There have been feasts galore and on new year’s eve last night, between mouthfuls [...]

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French Food Safari to inspire Francophile adventures

June 22, 2011
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Ah hello wintery cold Sydney – a bleak, icy contrast from the humid, hot weather and semi-tropical thunderstorms we experienced in New York. We touched down in Sydney only a few days ago, narrowly squeezing in before the Chilean ash clouds, having circumvented the globe, decided to grace our shores again and shut down our [...]

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