Food & Drink

October 5, 2016
The Best Foods to Eat in Paris (and where to find them) premium
Paris is a paradise for food lovers. Most visitors don’t even scratch the surface when it comes to all the yummy treats the city has to offer. Or, they waste stomach space on junky food. Yes, there are plenty of sub-par pâtisseries and cafés waiting to take your money and your daily caloric intake. I […]
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Drink Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Loire Valley Wines premium
There’s not much that I adore more than wine, especially French wine. While living in Paris, I’ve not only broadened my palate, but also my knowledge of the country’s wine. To further my education, I’ve traveled to most every wine-producing region in France and tasted more varieties and vintages than I can remember. This summer, […]
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Back to School: Learning the Art of French Cooking in the South of France premium
In France, food is more than fuel. As the great Julia Child said, “…cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” In fact, like the Olympics, the titles of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France {MOF for short} are handed out every four years to the country’s best pâtissiers, chocolatiers, bakers, cheese and fishmongers, and […]
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Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food premium
The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. Eating is an essential part of life, and I appreciate good food, whether it’s chicken and rice served from a Singaporean hawker stand or a perfect French […]
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February 23, 2016
5 Things to know about Rosé Wine in Provence premium
Oh, Provence. That dreamy place in France not called Paris. Provence is probably the place you envision when imagining the French countryside. Surely you know this picturesque region: lavender fields, the French Riviera, olive trees, Cézanne, and of course, wine–specifically rosé wine.
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3 Things to Know about Cognac {the Spirit, not the French Region} premium
I must admit that when Atout France asked me to cover the Cognac region for their #FranceWineTravels campaign, visions of old men smoking cigars and Busta Rhymes immediately came to mind. But after thinking about the trip for about fifteen seconds, I realized that I knew absolutely nothing about Cognac. I couldn’t even recall tasting […]
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