A French epiphany

There’s a delightful pâtisserie to savour after Christmas – an Epiphany cake called the galette des rois. It takes its name from the three wise men or Magi who visited Jesus twelve days after his birth. It’s served not just on January 6 but throughout the month.

The best of French in Chicago: the Chicago French Market

The Chicago French Market is the first and only year-round, indoor French market in Chicago. It is open six days a week, and is home to nearly 30 specialty vendors which offer a wide array of produce, meats, fish, seafood, breads, pastries, chocolates, cheese, wine, artisan-made goods, flowers and more.

A French stroll in Paris

While you are waiting in line, you can drool over the decadent pâtisseries in their display. The long counter is filled with macaroons of every imaginable colour and flavour combination, traditional mille-feuille, a rainbow of fruit tarts, profiteroles and an assortment of chocolate truffles.

A Christmas day in the French capital

What would Christmas Day be without food and a house full of relatives? A French Christmas by definition is a family celebration. Several generations can gather under one large and embracing roof.

Bûche de Noël: add a soupçon of France to Christmas in NYC

Master French bakers throughout the Big Apple are drawing from decades of experience as apprentices in their home provinces to create both authentic and dazzlingly-modern iterations of the centuries old Christmas cake recipe, Bûche de Noël.

French pastries galore

One thing that I love about France is being surrounded by so many good pastries. There is no way I could possibly try all of them in a lifetime!