Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Patrick Roger says his wine is the answer but what was the question? Patrick Roger -- referred to by the French as the “enfant terrible of French chocolaterie” -- creates contemporary chocolate and sculptures, using...

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. --Louis Pasteur Spoon 2 Alain Ducasse’s 120 seat Spoon 2 – with stunning decor by Jean Michel Wilmotte - is now...

Craig Carlson is the founder/owner the Breakfast in America diners in Paris. Carlson first came to France in 1985 through a study abroad program, and fell instantly in love with the country. When he...

Just 30 minutes from Paris, the Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise, in its 5-hectare park setting, was constructed by a rich Italian financier at the court of Catherine de Medici around 1635. The village of Auvers-sur-Oise is...

The Monnaie de Paris historic center of coin production, and the only working factory in the city, opened to the public on 30 September, 2017 - after six years of transformation work. The Mint...

One of the best books to land on our desk recently is David Downie's A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food. With humor and wit, Downie delves into...

Doing the research for my novel, The Pilot; Fighter Planes and Paris, I embarked on a night-time quest in the City of Light to visit some of Ernest Hemingway's old haunts, those he frequented...

Do you know someone who can "drown a fish"? You just might, without even knowing it! It took me a long time to figure out this French expression, noyer le poisson. I actually had...

Macaron, quoi? In recent years, the humble éclair has had a fashionable makeover in Paris with pastry chefs like Christophe Adam devoting entire boutiques to a reinvented pastry. What used to be a sweet, simple...

What do a market gardener, an accordion player, a grumpy concierge, and a leather-clad hairdresser have in common? They all, at some point, have shared in the legendary history of the rue de Lappe...
Paris Catacombs

The latest heist in Paris doesn't have to do with diamonds, nor Picasso paintings. These enterprising thieves went after a stash of wine, and wow, did they score big. A recent headline in The...

David Downie is a native San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the mid-1980s and now divides his time between France and Italy. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books, two thrillers,...