French Pistou Soup Recipe with Fresh Vegetables

Bowl of French pistou soup

Pistou soup is southern-French summertime in a bowl. With fresh herbs, bright seasonal vegetables, and a pesto-inspired sauce borrowed from the nearby Liguria region in Italy, pistou soup is the essence of what makes French cooking so great. The beauty of this recipe, as with so many other French classics, lies in its versatility. Feel […]

Traditional French Buckwheat Crepe Recipe

Pile of savory crepes

Did you really visit France if you didn’t eat crepes? We think not. But luckily, the two aren’t mutually exclusive: it’s perfectly acceptable (in fact, we’d encourage it) to eat crepes outside of France, too. This buckwheat crepe recipe is a savory delicacy from the French region of Brittany, and makes the perfect base for […]

Easy Boeuf Bourguignon: A Classic French Recipe

Dish of boeuf bourguignon with red wine on the side

Boeuf bourguignon represents all the best things about French cooking: making the most of high-quality, local products and masterfully combining them into a memorable meal. Its homeland, the Burgundy region situated between Paris and Lyon, is famous for two things: beef and wine. Boeuf bourguignon (translated as Burgundy beef) is the result of a near-perfect […]

7 Types of French Cheese You Have to Try in Paris

Valençay cheese

Former French President Charles de Gaulle is famous for having declared that it was impossible to govern a country with 246 kinds of cheese… and these days, France is home to far more than that!  It can seem a bit overwhelming to know where to begin, so to help you get started, here are the […]

Making New Traditions With Mulled Wine in Paris

It was nearly Christmas, a few months after I had first moved to Paris, and I was dating my first French boyfriend. On a weekend trip to his hometown, we had somehow found ourselves entangled in a group of locals—friends and friends of friends from the area—spending the afternoon hanging around the flower farm where […]