France

La Dilettante – Excellent Food and Wine
France

La Dilettante – Excellent Food and Wine

La Dilettante – Introduction La Dilettante is a natural wine bar in the centre of the wine town of Beaune in Burgundy. The food here is simple but very tasty consisting of very good charcuterie, maybe a soup or a curry and some other items such as terrines. It is […]

Le Soleil
France

Le Soleil – Stunning food and wine

Le Soleil – Introduction There is a restaurant very close to Beaune in Burgundy for which we hold a special place in our hearts. It is a great place to dine and it is also emblematic of much that can be said about the natural wine movement. The town to […]

France, Marseille
France

Great Eating in France outside Paris

Great Eating in France France is a very large country. It is not a good idea to randomly choose to drive around this diverse country. Rather it is better to choose some places where you definitely want to visit for the food and wine experiences and then decide whether you […]

Un Brin Folk
France / Angers

Un Brin Folk – A Fun Place to Eat

Un Brin Folk – Introduction Un Brin Folk is a fun restaurant in Angers serving good pizzas and an excellent range of natural wines, including a healthy magnum supply. They are equally adept at handling large groups who want to try lots of wines as well as small tables. The […]

La Guinelle
France

La Guinelle Vinegar – A Beautiful Place to Visit

La Guinelle – Natural Vinegar and Stunning Landscape Whenever we are visiting our natural wine producers in France, we always take the opportunity to search out places that are serving natural wine and other natural products whether it be biodynamic vegetables, organically raised proteins (ranging from veal to chicken to […]

Sezanne, Colmar
France

Sézanne – A Fine Epicerie

Sézanne – Introduction We were first alerted to the existence of this excellent epicerie in Colmar by our friend Jean Ginglinger who is one of our natural wine suppliers from the Alsace region. Coincidentally, the epicerie also sells a fine range of natural wines including those of the Ginglinger family. […]

Paris Verre Vole
France / Paris

Paris – Great places to eat and drink

Paris – Introduction The attraction of Paris never wanes for the food lover! The best places to eat classic dishes are always exciting to revisit. There are always new places to try. There are now places that are taking coffee seriously and searching out beans that have been treated with […]

Provence - The Beautiful Cookbook
Cookbooks / France / Provence

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook – Introduction Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook by Richard Olney is a ‘coffee table’ book that looks good but also contains solid, well-structured recipes that capture the essence of Provence. We normally overlook ‘beautiful’ books because they often fail to deliver rigour and authenticity, however […]

French Regional Cooking
Cookbooks / France

French Regional Cooking by Jean Ferniot

French Regional Cooking – Introduction French Regional Cooking teeters on the edge of being a “coffee table book” but is dragged back by having detailed recipes for many of France’s best dishes from across the country, with some of the more remote areas being well-represented. It was first published in […]

Country Cooking of France
Cookbooks / France

The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan

The Country Cooking of France – Introduction We have a number of books on the country cooking of France and we have included two in this Top Fifty Cookbooks survey. What we are looking for is first of all authority – in other words, does the author have a deep […]