French Dinner Party Menu with Recipes for Easy Entertaining

Our French Dinner Party honors one of the world’s great cuisines. The 3 courses are all simple to prepare in advance. Just perfect for easy entertaining. French cuisine and cooking methods quite rightly have a great reputation for excellence. So many classic, French dishes are found right throughout the world and why not? French cuisine has long influenced food trends. As for French cooking methods, some people assume that all French dishes are complex. But, I am here to tell … Read More

How You Can Make Quick Easy French Chocolate Mousse

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A French chocolate mousse recipe following the traditional, French method. Grab some good quality eggs and chocolate, find 15 minutes time. Quick and easy. French chocolate mousse is not just popular in France but in many countries right around the world. It is certainly a dessert you will find on many restaurant menus. “Mousse au Chocolat” is also surprisingly easy to put together as I can attest, as this was my first attempt to make it. A rich chocolate flavor … Read More

2 Days in Bordeaux: What to Eat and Drink in Bordeaux

Known for its wine, Bordeaux, the second largest city in France behind Paris, is a great place to immerse yourself in French culture, wine and enjoy some French food, especially the cheese. Here’s everything you need to know for a fantastic 2 days of food and wine in Bordeaux Regional Products to Try in Bordeaux In addition to its location along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is also not far from the Atlantic Coast.  This means in addition to the great … Read More

How to Enjoy the Best of French with this Easy Mushroom Brie Toastie

Our mushroom brie toastie combines delicious caramelized onion and mushrooms on butter and mustard-flavored toasted baguette slices. Easy tasting French!. So, upon returning from Bordeaux, I was walking in our local neighborhood when we came across a neighbor giving away excess tarragon. This instantly reminded me of our trip to Bordeaux, as tarragon is commonly used there. And so, I just had to make a bruschetta-like toastie featuring some favorite French ingredients. Brie, tarragon, mustard and caramelized onions. If you … Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Visit to La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

One of the many reasons to visit the French city of Bordeaux is to enjoy the wine.  If you are a fan of French wine, new to wines or just trying to learn more about wines, a visit to La Cite du Vin will further your knowledge. Often referred to as the Musee du Vin, or Museum of Wine, or the City of Wine, the Cite du Vin museum opened in June 2016 and has been growing in popularity since.  … Read More

Coq au Vin in the Slow Cooker: How to Make it Perfectly

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Coq au Vin. This French classic is surprisingly easy to make. Our recipe explains how to perfectly make the French classic dish Coq au Vin in the slow cooker. This recipe, designed for busy people, is just as good as slow cooking Coq au Vin on the stove top. We also pose the question as to whether French cuisine is the world’s most famous? When you look at a list of French classic dishes it is hard to argue against … Read More

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