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French Food Culture

The Disappearing 'Pause Déjeuner'

Jamie Schler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

In a country where the cuisine is part of their national patrimony and mealtime is a national treasure, that leisurely hot meal in the middle of the day was crucial to the well being of an entire country.

The Continental Divide On Food Trends & A Recipe For Far Breton

Jamie Schler | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

The longer I live in Europe, the more I am aware that whereas Americans view food and cooking as a lifestyle choice, food and cooking in Europe is just a way of life.

How To Make Macarons

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

I know that the French macaron is as controversial and divisive as the cupcake; people either love them or hate them, are fascinated by them or scoff at their inexplicable popularity.

La Semaine du Goût: The Week of Taste

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

The French are raising their children in the fast-paced, hectic world of the Twentieth Century and, like the rest of us, rely much too often on fast food and convenience food.

When Simple Banana Bread Becomes Exotic (a recipe)

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

2010-10-12-bread.jpg What we think of as homely comfort food, goodies thrown together in just a few minutes so the kids will have something sweet for their lunchboxes, are exotic, special treats to the French.

Is French Food Culture Fading?

Reuters | Daniel Bases | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Signs of decay in French food and wine have been apparent for decades but there could be a saving grace, from of all things...