Indulge

Indulge
Mimi Thorisson cooking workshop

My Amazing Week in Mimi Thorisson’s Kitchen in France

3 Canadians take a trip to Médoc for a cooking workshop and find magic in the rustic kitchen and world of Mimi Thorisson.
pique-nique

Paris Pique-Nique Packing + Simple French Carrot Salad Recipe

It's picnic season in Paris! So gather your friends and follow these tips to fill up your basket with quintessential French pique-nique goodies.
Paris for Seniors

Meet Genevieve Spicer: Ensuring Seniors Have a Blast in Paris

If you’re thinking of a trip to Paris after retirement or if your elderly parents or grandparents are hitting town for the first time, how best to plan this visit? Meet Genevieve Spicer, who knows how to make sure seniors have a whopping good time in Paris.
raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Visit Cuba

I just returned from a week-long holiday in Cuba. I chose the Caribbean island partly because I envisioned a week of R & R on white sandy beaches with cool Salsa music, and partly because I was curious. Very curious to know what life was like in one of the last bastions of Communism.
mousse au chocolate

Maria’s Marvelous Mousse au Chocolat

This classic mousse au chocolat is the perfect chocolate dessert to top off your festive dinner!
Bastille Day in Paris

Join in the Bastille Day Fun With These French Phrases

Vive la France! If you love street parties, July 14th is French National Day (fête nationale), commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. It's the mother of all holidays here, so here's some vocabulary to help you get into the spirit!
tour guide

Being a Tour Guide in the City of Light Under the Threat of Terrorism

Since the attacks on Paris last year, I’m often asked what it’s like to be a tour guide in a city that is under threat of terrorism, and whenever I’m asked this, a lot of answers come to mind.
grapefruit fizz

Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

Try this variation of grapefruit fizz, a drink popular in the 1940s, at the end of an especially long day and see what spirits it may unlock.
Festive Wines

‘Tis the Season to Choose Your Festive Wines

The right glass can make a holiday meal even better! Find just the right festive wines to pair with your menu with these tips from a French wine expert.