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Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris - Brasserie Lipp          (photo inyourpocket.com)
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Top Five Bistros and Brasseries of Paris!

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris … by BonVoyageurs! Having lived and worked in Paris for a number of years in the 1970s and having been regular visitors to the French capital since then, we have had the opportunity to enjoy the Parisian bistro and brasserie experience over a […]

La Ferme de la Lochere
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Exploring the Foods and Wines of Burgundy

If I have the choice between an elegant plate of paté and a comforting bowl of pasta, I’m going to choose pasta. After living in Italy for two years, I became accustomed to the country’s popular food and wines, spending much of my time in Italian cooking classes and on […]

With Record-Breaking Exports of Provence Rosés to the U.S., Marcell Ott Comes to Mind
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With Record-Breaking Exports of Provence Rosés to the U.S., Marcell Ott Comes to Mind

by Susan Newman Manfull, winner of the IFWTWA 2014 Emerging Writer Scholarship Award When I read the news earlier this month [October 2014] about the continued dramatic growth of exports of Provence rosé to the United States, I couldn’t help but think of Marcel Ott, the brilliant founder of Domaines […]

Cirque de Gavarnie
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Haute Cuisine in the Hautes-Pyrenees (Part 2)

…continued from Part 1 3rd stop: Gavarnie Gavarnie 90 kilometers/ 56 miles from Pau 49 kilometers/ 30 miles from Lourdes Check in at Le Brèche de Roland hotel in Gèdre, then drive another eight scenic kilometres (five miles) to the village of Gavarnie. Beyond the village’s tourist office, restaurants, hotels […]

Pau fernicular
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Haute Cuisine in the Hautes-Pyrenees (Part 1)

Outside of July when the taut, glistening muscles and shimmering shorts of riders are pedalling through the switchback roads during the Tour de France, the Hautes-Pyrenees is largely forgotten by everyone not training for the next race. Ask anyone without a bicycle about the Pyrenees and you’ll get, “It’s the […]

The Most Sought After Provence Treasures
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The Most Sought After Provence Treasures

The crab stuffed tomatoes and eggplant-lamb cake braised in candied tomatoes were activating every taste bud imaginable; they were savory, zesty and rich. Then came dessert: shredded fennel with saffron sorbet. A soothing liuorice-anise taste — potent, yet purifying. The adeptness to pair flavors using traditional techniques with a sophisticated […]

Lunch at the Hotel Cap Eden Roc in Antibes !
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Lunch at the Hotel Cap Eden Roc in Antibes !

I have asked for a lunch reservation at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes. Yes, the beautiful restaurant terrace overlooking the Mediterranean where a simple starter salad like a Salade Nicoise will cost you US$80. Visiting this hotel for its phenomenal position on the Cote d’Azur and its […]

The cheese with no name
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A French Cheese with no Name

It would be so easy to miss Jacques’ place. It’s a small, low building just off the main road between Caen and Lisieux in Normandy, France. I had been delivering bread to some local schools as part of my stage at an organic bakery, Boulangerie les Copains, when Erik, the […]

A Simple Guide to Burgundy Wines (with maps)
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A Simple Guide to Burgundy Wines (with maps)

Editor’s note: The following article by Hilarie Larson is the IFWTWA 2013 Emerging Writer Scholarship Award winning entry, originally published in Wine Folly on July 8, 2013. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ by Hilarie Larson Want more confidence buying Burgundy wine? This simplified guide includes maps, infographics and the most important facts on the […]

’Frediric the Winemaker
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Old Vines, Young Vintners

First published in IFWTWA’s Press Pass Earlier this year, Press Pass included an invitation for wine writers to visit Les Fenouilledes. Member Yvonne Mason was invited to pay a solo visit and found enchantment among the vineyards. She shares detailed information about the significance of the region and the individual […]