Over the past few years, macarons have made their way across the pond, quickly becoming an American obsession. Macarons may seem like finicky cookies at first, but with a little time and care you'll be enjoying these delicate treats in your own kitchen.
There's no better way to experience Brittany, France than through your taste buds. These five foods embody the area's rich gastronomy that, like so many other things, is steeped in tradition and rich in both flavor and personality.
The entire panel definitely affirmed that France plays an important role in the shaping of food and hospitality trends -- nationally and internationally -- but is also the receiver of creative ideas from the U.S. and elsewhere.
In Eating the Enlightenment: Food and Science in Paris, E.C. Spary explores 18th century French cultural dynamics that remind us of the way contemporary consumers in post-industrial societies decide what and how to eat, especially those who can afford to make expensive choices.
Anyone who has paid attention to the news here in France during the past year has seen the articles and the investigative features on television exposing the shocking practice of restaurants all over the country.
While I'm all for protein at as many meals as possible -- I get hungry after about an hour if there isn't any -- a good ol' fashioned steak-and-potatoes is far from the only way to get protein on your plate.