Food and Drink

Pep up your lunch with this simple, fresh soup from Raymond Blanc

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The best-selling author and professional chef has just released a new book, Drinking French

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The legendary chef behind Le Gavroche and The Waterside Inn has died at home in Berkshire

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The British craft gin scene has grown swiftly over the last 10 years - has the spiritual home of wine and cognac kept up?

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Recipe: Crêpes Suzette

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Frying pans at the ready to create this delicious French dessert

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Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, there’s a crêpe for everyone in Paris

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Treat your Francophile other half to one of these delicious and thoughtful gifts on 14 February

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Are you brave enough to try a croissant hybrid on National Croissant Day on 30 January? Here are 7 different takes on the classic pastry – and at least one is not for the faint-hearted

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When pastry chef Céline Lee discovered she was lactose intolerant she started creating her favourite French cakes without dairy and her customers in the UK are delighted with the results

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Veganism is on the rise in France which is good news if you’re embracing a plant-based diet for Veganuary and are keen to carry on once January is over

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France celebrates the feast of Epiphany on 6 January with dessert: a galette, gâteau or couronne des rois to mark the arrival of the three kings to Bethlehem

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The craft beer revolution has arrived in Paris in full force, with new bars and bottle shops opening all of the time. Here are three to discover with Daniel Neilson

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Love them or loathe them, cuisses de grenouille have a special place in France’s culinary heritage

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As 2020 approaches we find out which are the most exciting wines from France to enjoy during the festive season and beyond

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The English chef and restaurateur travels from Normandy to Provence searching for France’s best-kept gastronomic secrets, and has published a new recipe book to accompany his new series Rick Stein’s Secret France

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No French lunch or supper would be complete without a crusty baguette - discover its interesting history

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Whether you’re drinking them as an apéritif or in a classic cocktail, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a French liqueur. Here are some of our French favourites to try on National Liqueur Day on 16th October

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The annual competition puts sommeliers’ serving skills and knowledge of the Occitanie wine region to the test

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Le Cordon Bleu is one of the oldest and most prestigious cooking schools in the world but just how much do you know about France’s most famous culinary institution?

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The London Hilton on Park Lane will be serving a fashion-themed afternoon tea which will also honour the late Karl Lagerfeld, head of iconic French fashion house Chanel

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