Gers The Heart of Gascony and South West France

Gers The Heart of Gascony and South West France

  Many travelers seek the large cities like Paris, Rome or London when deciding where to travel. While we love exploring and experiencing these large cities, we also enjoy spending time in the smaller towns too. Our recent visit to France had us trekking through the south west region of the Midi-Pyrénées.   After tasting […]

Pour Paris Avec Amour

Pour Paris Avec Amour

  Like many people who travel a lot for a living my heart was broken last Friday when I first saw the news on Twitter of the attacks on Paris. Most people, myself included, understandably took to their social media accounts and blogs to express their sadness, faith and anger. I wanted to share more […]

Best Ever France Barge Cruise

Best Ever France Barge Cruise

    We’re starting a new series: BEST EVER. These articles will be about food travel experiences that we have found and engaged in ourselves. And, they will all be experiences that we feel you should add to your must-do food travel list.   Our first BEST EVER is a France barge cruise through Southern Burgundy on […]

Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day

  We were recently invited to sample the Bastille Day menu at The Peninsula Chicago. We were not financially compensated and all opinions expressed are our own. Happy Bastille Day! Viva la France! We will use just about any excuse to celebrate France and especially French cuisine. Bastille Day, July 14th is no exception. Bastille Day […]

Clicquot Champagne Queen

Clicquot Champagne Queen

  Do you love Veuve Clicquot champagne? Well, if you do, you might be interested to know that one of the best-selling brands in the world became that way because of a ballsy widow, forced to make her way in the world after the death of her hubby when she was only 27 years old […]

Galettes Galore

Galettes Galore

  The cuisine of France is world renowned for its sophistication, precision and elegance. But there’s one item that we find more hearty and rustic than refined. And we love that! It’s the galette, a large thin pancake-like pastry that most often appears in the Brittany region of France. The galette could be considered a […]

A Birthday French Barge Cruise To Remember

A Birthday French Barge Cruise To Remember

  I make a big deal about my birthday. Always have. Years ago I saw a documentary on French barge cruising and thought it looked wonderful. I made it a goal to take one on my 50th birthday. As I got closer to the big date I enlisted the help of Ellen Zak “The Barge […]