Cheese plate

This is the real reason the French love cheese

When I moved to France, fresh and ignorant back in 2010, the idea of it being populated by a bunch of cheese lovers was one of my preconceptions that actually turned out to be true. Every meal – family or ...

France has no time for your January-based privation nonsense

January, urgh. The Monday of the months. The least-popular, last-picked, only-gets-invited-because-its-Mum-begged reject of the calendar. It’s cold, it rains, you’re skint, full of mince pies and very possibly wine-based regret. You go back to work and there’s a string of ...

French comfort food you should be eating this winter

Winter is here so we might as well grow ourselves a lovely layer of fat to keep us warm through the cold months. Thankfully France is here with some delicious and outrageously rich dishes, perfect for adding some wobble to ...

This one French breakfast habit will leave you shocked

Breakfast is my favourite meal, which is weird because it’s the only meal of the day where you don’t get to drink alcohol (unless it’s Christmas or you’re British at an airport). And while I’m genetically predisposed to love and ...

How to snack like a French person

In Britain, we love nothing more than shovelling snacks into our pie holes at all hours of the day. Not so in France where eating is a serious business and snacking – or grignotage – has a set of rules ...

7 times French takeaway menus went too far

So much inappropriate cheese. 1. Cream cheese sushi Maki with Philidelphia inside? That costs more than fish maki? 2. Cheese kebabs Putting something that melts on a kebab is a great idea. Top work. 3. frog’s leg curry Maybe this ...