French Food and Drink
The Bordeaux region has long been home to some of the best and most famous wines in the world. With four distinct wine producing regions in the Bordeaux area each producing a distinctive range of wines it can be a bit confusing understanding which one might be the best for you. Our guide breaks it down into bite size chunks to help you appreciate the choices available.
The Loire Valley is deservedly popular with visitors to France. The region offer a unique insight into France’s history and culture with something to interest any traveler. Beautiful countryside, stunning renaissance Châteaux and the Loire Valley wines famous the world over are just a few of the reasons why it is so popular.
Confused about French cheese ? You’re not the only one. With over 400 varieties of cheese, a labeling system comparable to French wine and the challenge of finding some of them – where do you start? In our guide to five French cheeses you should try we demystify French cheese, provide a little history and finish with some tasting notes. Enjoy !
The French baguette may not be as French as you might think. You would be surprised to learn about the role an Austrian soldier and government labor laws played in the development of the French baguette as we know it today. Like the humble croissant the baguette has an interesting past.
The croissant is the most French breakfast pastry going but it’s story is a more interesting. It’s not quite as French or as old as you might think. It has an interesting history involving an Austrian artillery officer and the French labor laws of the 20th century. Find out more in our guide to the croissant.