Galette des Rois (King Cake) five-star recipe

What’s the big deal with the King Cake dessert? It’s that time of the year – no, not for making resolutions to eat healthier, silly. It’s the month of the galette des rois, or King Cake! What is it? Why, only an almond custard-y layer of heaven surrounded by light and buttery puff pastry. That’s[…]

French winter cheese and wine: Checklist

Wine and cheese go together like… Peanut butter and chocolate… …cupcakes and frosting… …the stars and the moon… Must we go on?! We’re sure you’ve all heard what a great pairing wine and cheese make, but do you know why? Do you know which wines to serve with which cheeses (and why)? Do you know[…]

French holiday traditions: celebrate à la Française

How exactly do the French get down for Christmas and New Years? I know what you’re thinking – if we’re celebrating the same holidays how different can it get? Well… get ready to be shocked and amazed, non-French people. We’ve mapped out the major winter holidays of Christmas and New Years to give you an[…]

Paris in winter: 6 key facts you need to know

Don’t let the cold weather blues keep you from having a good time in Paris Are you visiting Paris in the winter? First of all: kudos to you. You’re avoiding the huge crowds! There are some things that are pretty important to know before you visit, though. So whether you’ve got a trip planned already[…]

Paris Christmas Markets and Local Delicacies

Many people might wonder, why visit Paris in the ‘off season’ (November – January)… when really there is so much that Paris has to offer during this time! Yes it can be a wee bit chilly some days, but the lines are infinitely quieter for all the major tourist attractions. Not only that, but if you[…]