Mouth-watering French food blogs you have to follow
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French restaurant reviews, delicious recipes, gorgeous food photography – these are our favourite French food blogs to read
Paris and Provence gastronomy: Rosa Jackson
Readers of FRANCE magazine will recognise Rosa from the magazine’s monthly ‘Make the Perfect…’ recipe in which she highlights a classic French dish. Her blog, Edible Adventures, has loads of good ideas for restaurants and pastry shops in Paris as well as cooking inspiration from Provence. The Canadian-born food writer lives in Nice and teaches Provencal cooking in her cooking classes called ‘Les Petits Farcis’.
Healthy French food: Chocolate and Zucchini
Clotilde Dusoulier lives in Paris and writes a friendly and colourful blog from her Parisian kitchen where she cooks up simple, healthy and wholesome French dishes. Her recipes focus on daily cuisine and offer original ideas to spice up your cooking skills. But she also indulges in her sweet tooth with some lovely French sweet treats to cook or bake yourself.
Sweet treats in Paris: David Lebovitz
Former pastry chef David Lebovitz created his blog back in 1999 to coincide with the release of his book, ‘Room for Dessert’. He simultaneously left the restaurant business to focus on food writing and moved to Paris. His blog is a sugary feast for the eyes with easy recipes, brilliant photography and unique insights into the French way of cooking and eating. There is also a list of his favourite restaurants in Paris…
French country cooking: Manger
From her farmhouse kitchen in Médoc, Mimi cooks up delicious dishes using local and seasonal products. She and her Icelandic photographer husband, Oddur, have published several cook books but Mimi’s award-winning blog, ‘Manger’, is where it all happens, with stunning photography, family stories about life in Médoc and a large index of mouth-watering recipes.
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Easy French cooking: The Everyday French Chef
This great blog understands your struggle for time when it comes to cooking your own food. Meg Bortin publishes simple and authentic French recipes, including basics and menu ideas, drawing from her experience as a chef in Paris and her life in France for over 30 years. You can also take one of her cooking classes in Paris.
Gascony food: Kitchen at Camont
Curated by food writer and cook Kate Hill, this beautiful blog presents Kate’s cooking classes in her stunning farmhouse in the heart of Gascony which is also home to an artisan butchery. The entries in the ‘Food stories from Gascony’ blog offer beautiful imagery of local products and finished dishes as well as a fascinating insight into the region’s rich gastronomy.
Paris food blog: Foodie Froggy in Paris
This bilingual blog is run by a passionate French foodie who enjoys writing in English for friends and family. The blog has loads of recipes for each course, from the all important apéritif to yummy breakfasts but the author Anne also gives her readers a sneak peek into her travels where she enjoys trying new, local dishes.
French family cooking: La Tartine Gourmande
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A beautiful blog with bright and colourful pictures that reflect on Béatrice’s passion for beautiful foods. Currently living in Boston with her family, she grew up in Northeastern France and incorporates her love of French food into her recipes and cookbooks. Her blog lists her recipes according to courses but also has categories such as Gluten Free or Vegetarian.
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French food knowledge: At Home with Patricia Wells
Food journalist Patricia Wells has definitely found the dream life after moving to Paris with her husband in 1980 and then buying a beautiful Provencal house from which she runs cooking classes that extend to a workshop in Paris. Today she focuses on sharing her knowledge in these classes and her blog where she also unearths the best restaurants in Paris (which, incidentally, she is listing in a new app).
French pastry: Comme un Lait Fraise
Created by Fanny, who was born in the south of France and trained and interned at Pierre Hermé, this lovely blog is a collection of recipes and photographs of everything sweet. From cakes and candies to ice creams and viennoiseries, this is the place to go if you want some French pastry inspiration.
Normandy food: Normandy Foodie
The Normandy tourist board has just launched this food blog which gives an insight into Norman gastronomy and anything the gourmet traveller will need to know during a visit to Normandy. Designed in a very sleek style, the blog has brilliant food photography as well as interesting posts listing any food festival going on, local food market days, gastronomic hotspots and recipes to try at home of course.