Where to find the best macarons in London 

The beginning of next week, March 20th, marks the twelfth celebration of International Macaron Day, which started in Paris in 2005 as a way of raising money for charities.  The idea came from French baker Pierre Hermé, who started the tradition by offering a macaron to customers visiting his shops in return for a financial donation. …

6 crêperies you must go to in London 

Shrove Tuesday may have been and gone, but did we ever really need a reason to justify eating a stack of pancakes (or crêpes) fresh out of the frying pan?  Obviously, there is only one answer to this: non.  And if you thought that you had to cough up for a Eurostar ticket to find…

Hot chocolate in Paris that you must try! 

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Paris is already well-known for its museums, bakeries and (of course) the Eiffel Tower, but how about for its hot chocolate? Here are four places that you must visit in Paris just to sample their incredible hot chocolate: Angelina A Paris institution, with a hot chocolate recipe so in-demand that they’ve…

A Table: WA Café review

I was in London this week to visit my cousin, and she mentioned that it would be worth going along to the WA Café in Ealing. As the café has a lot of Japanese influences, you’re probably wondering what it’s doing on a blog about France. Well … as it turns out, it sells pastries,…

A Table: L’Artisan restaurant review

Fresh from reviewing the Pâtisserie Deux Amis in London last week, I visited L’Artisan,  a French restaurant in Cheltenham, yesterday evening. You can read my review of the Pâtisserie Deux Amis here if you so desire… 🙂 Last night, the fantastic meal that we had at L’Artisan just goes to show that you don’t even have to travel…

En Vacances: Île de Ré (France)

During my gap year in France, which I write about here, I visited the Île de Ré for a cycling holiday at the start of summer 2011 with my host family. We drove from Les Herbiers, a small town in northwest France, to the coastal town of La Rochelle, and then crossed the bridge connecting…