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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

Eating Out

Les Flots: A meal worth every cent

Les Flots: A meal worth every cent

My wife and I recently celebrated our 14th anniversary (hard to believe it’s been that long), and we decided to get away for a weekend to La Rochelle. And, like any good couple, we decided to treat ourselves to a nicer restaurant than we might […]

Is Couscous French Food?

Is Couscous French Food?

If you spend any time in most sizable French cities, you are likely to come across restaurants that serve couscous. A typical dish of northern African countries, couscous is steamed semolina pasta typically served with stewed vegetables and grilled meats. I ask if this is […]

The Simple Pleasures of Tartines

The Simple Pleasures of Tartines

Too often, when people think of French food, they think of intricately prepared dishes with a lot of ingredients that can take hours to prepare and require a culinary degree just to read the recipe. I’m happy to tell you that not all French food […]

Fouée: Wood oven baked bread

Fouée: Wood oven baked bread

Today, we were in the hunt for a cabinet to use as a bar in our living room, when we accidentally stumbled into a food and wine festival (more on that later). As we were walking around, our eyes were instantly drawn to one booth […]