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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Champagne

As you probably know, wine is more than just a passion for French people, it’s a lifestyle. Only a few decades ago, French schools were offering water mixed with wine at lunch -kind of the French version of a soda! In vino veritas, as the popular Latin saying goes. And today, as a French wine lover, I’ve got 3 truths of my own about that liquid grape goodness. The must of the must: Champagne! 1. It was discovered by a (now famous) French monk: Dom Pierre Pérignon During the Middle Ages, the best vineyards were originally owned by monasteries. As an early advocate of organic wine-making, Dom Pierre Pérignon accidentally produced a specific type of sparkling wine, champagne, in the late 17th century while experimenting new methods of wine-making….

3 best French Crêpes fillings

French Crepe

As you probably know, as French, we love crêpes. First, because it’s really good, but also very versatile. When I was young, my mother started a fun family tradition. Every Sunday, she used to make crêpes and prepare bowls full of fresh vegetables and different choices of meat. Now, I can clearly see what was her secret goal for us: eating our veggies. And to be honest it worked! With my sister, we always had a lot of fun mix matching ingredients to fill our crêpes. So, whether it is to eat a healthy meal or to make it easy for the cook, rest assure that a French Crêpe Bar will make everyone happy! Before starting and if you missed it, here’s Anne-Sophie Grandma’s crêpe recipe….

3 Perfect Wine & Appetizer pairings

When I’m back in Alsace (Northeastern France), I like to invite my friends for dinner at my house. What I enjoy the most is the appetizer: tasty spreads on fresh Baguette and wine to pair with everything. I remember how pleasant it is to taste decadent Cheeses and delicious toasts along with a glass of good wine, sitting on the sofa and chatting with my girlfriends. It is super easy to make, so you have no excuses to skip the appetizer! The Apéritif gives the first impression of the coming meal… so it needs to be PARFAIT! Here is my guide for the 3 Best Wine & Food pairings to enjoy during the French Happy Hour: l'Apéritif.   Did you know that green and black olives actually...

3 French Wedding Traditions you didn’t know existed

Bertrand -the other Bon Appétit Box founder- and I got married in the South of France, in a small but very cute village called Caissargues. Of course we had the white dress and the suit, the ring and much more, but we also followed some popular French wedding traditions. So if you’d like to incorporate some of these throughout your big day, I’m happy to share some of the most famous ones in this article! 1- The wedding Cake Obviously it’s supposed to be at the end of the day, but you know me, I love food and I couldn’t resist to start with the famous “Pièce Montée” (or Croquembouche). This famous French cake, made up of small crème-filled pastry puffs stacked high into the shape...

The 3 Best Parisian Patisseries

To not indulge your sweet tooth in Paris would be insane! Every street corner holds a window full of glorious pastries, marvelous cakes and crispy breads. I will warn you before I start to write more, but this top 3 of the best patisseries & bakeries in Paris is clearly biased as it is a list of my 3 favorite spots when I’m in Paris craving of the most decadent treats! 1. La Patisserie Des Rêves I simply adore their concept: revisiting and modernizing the great (and delicious) classics of French pastry in a pink shop that looks like and inviting laboratory! On a sunny day, I love to take their Paris-Brest (made of choux pastry and a ohh so yummy praline flavored cream) to-go...

3 Best Ski Resorts In France

Who’s ready to hit the slopes now that it’s cold out?! At around this time, skiers and snowboarders from all over the world flock to France to experience the best the Alps have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to be vacationing there this winter season, this list might help inspire some details for your itinerary. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to keep this in mind the next time we book a plane ticket! Meribel This gorgeous ski resort is comprised of 3 neighboring villages in the Les Allues commune, and situated within the Vanoise National Park. If you’re like me and like to sneak out to explore, Meribel is the perfect choice! Visitors come to ski but they definitely stay for the...