Secrets of Versailles: The King’s Kitchen Garden

On your next visit to Versailles, don't miss "the King's vegetable garden" where you'll discover the genius of the King's gardener, Jean-Baptiste La Quintinie, which built walls and terraces allowing a microclimate to develop, so that over 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables could grow out of season !! [Read More...]

The Secret Side of Pont Aven

In the culinary world, Pont Aven is a designated “Site of Exceptional Culinary Taste” for being the delicious epicurean land of melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies - "les galettes et les sablés beurrés". [Read More...]

Olive Oil From Nyons

Twisted trunks of Tanche olive trees, their leaves sparkling like silver in the warm soleil de Provence, bear buds of ripening promise for the fall. Tree-ripened olives will go to the mill to be crushed, oozing into delicious, rich huile d'olive. [Read More...]

A Bargain from a Top Chef : Bélisaire Restaurant

After a morning cooking class at the Cordon Bleu, my friend and I had a business meeting with the marketing director who encouraged us to experience lunch at an intimate bistro that is a favorite of Cordon Bleu students and chefs. We gladly took her advice and walked right around the corner to Le Bélisaire. [Read More...]