After digesting the Christmas feast, the numerous King’s cakes in January, February starts with Crepe day in France on Candlemas! Crepes are popular any day of the year, but on Feb 2nd is an unofficial National Crepe day in France. But why do French people eat crepes on Candlemas?
Did you know the French go on eating after New Year’s Eve? The Christmas feast goes on. As soon as January starts, most countries would make a serious cleansing diet or at least have a more balanced and healthy diet. Not the French! Do you know what is a King cake in France? Let’s dive into this Epiphany tradition in France.
Did you know you could buy books from an online bookstore in France and support your local shops? Buying online has become a habit for many of us, and even more when we are forced to stay at home. Finding convenient ways to consume is useful but finding ethical and convenient ways to consume is even better! Let’s find out how we can keep buying our books online and still support our local bookstore.
French cheese is a jewel of French gastronomy. French people love it and eat it every day. When it comes to food, the French eating etiquette rules and the cheese doesn’t make an exception. Here is everything you should know to be able to buy, serve, eat and keep your cheese the French way!
You have experienced some French rudeness since you live in France and you may not always know what triggered this reaction and how to react… I’m giving you my tips as a French person. This is the way I personally act to avoid rudeness and also defend myself. These are not infallible rules, but they can help you to understand the French mentality, how to navigate the Frenchness and not get off on the wrong foot.
You are in France on Bastille Day or the 14th of July as French people call their National Day? And you want to celebrate it the French way? Celebrations for the French National Day but also authentic experiences, far from the touristic mainstream activities you will remember. Follow me and I’ll tell you what French people do on July 14th in France!
The Navarin of lamb is a traditional French recipe from the region around Paris. This is a typical spring and summer dish, with seasonal vegetables. My mum’s version of the famous French chef Paul Bocuse recipe. This lamb stew is always a success!
Bistro, brasserie, café, troquet, boui-boui, bouchon and even more…so many options where you can eat and/or drink in France that it gets confusing! How to make your choice and what is the difference?
Live abroad to change your life has been my life motive! Living abroad has changed my life several times! Expatriation even became an addiction and maybe even a way of life! Relocating abroad is a lot of things: it is
My Grandma’s tart Tatin recipe (Tarte Tatin) Much ink has been spilt over the origin of the tart Tatin. It even seems the story was made up to make it famous at the beginning of the 20th century! Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin were running a Hotel-restaurant in the Sologne region. The hotel Tatin even had the honour of being mentioned in the first Guide Michelin Edition