The French have elevated the dessert to something of an art form. With something to suit all tastes and appetites it’s a challenge to choose five desserts which you have to try but we’ve given at a go and tried them all too. You can even cook them at home.
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.