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Q. When do you walk out of a restaurant? A. When the meal is over.  Well if that were the only answer, this would be a really short essay. But there...

Vuitton, Dior, Gaultier, YSL and various must-have brands recently showed collections in the amazing space that is Le Trianon Theatre, Montmartre. The multi-story building, by architects Joseph Cassien-Bernard and Gaston Cousin, dates back to 1896, when it...

The longer I remain in France, the less I understand the French. Or perhaps, I understand them better and have come to accept they’re quixotic. What you’d expect them to do, they don’t. What...

According to a TV documentary – Human Footprint - in the time it takes to read BUZZ, you may have crunched one of the 5,272 apples or 10,866 carrots “they” say we...

Special Lesson for the holidays (No. 73) (The lesson will consist of the following Vocabulary Revision plus a free talk on the subjecr of songs most often heard in France, during the holiday season...

It is a reality that you can’t afford to miss. Barging in France can cost less than a holiday with a car, train or bus travel, restaurants, gas, etc. On a...

This column was inspired by a request for information on Rhone wines during one of our monthly Bonjour Paris wine chats. I turned to an expert, my friend and colleague Alan...

I’m sitting by the fire, looking out the window at the snow-covered ground and feeling the chill of winter. It’s a great day for an escape to Provence: I pick up A...

“We are a team who get on really well together but I wish you didn’t have to have music on all the time in the kitchen”, complains Nepple, “I can’t concentrate.” “Well too bad,...

Alain Passard's in his kitchen, it's hot and bustling, too small, a silent ballet’s going on between the pots and pans that's fascinating. Carolyn Carlson should come and design a pas de deux...

  Mikki says: "What dryer in the world could do better than the fresh mistral-tinged sun in Lacoste on a summer day?" Mikki Ansin is a photojournalist and Francophile who loves the colors of France. Watch for...

I’d like to use this last summer in France to illustrate some lessons about French cuisine. It was prompted by two meals, at the first of which a guy said I was “too tough”...