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Gemma Driver Frenchentree Food Topic Host DEC2013

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Everyday tips, vocabulary and everything else:

Seafood Vocabulary
CrabIf you are bewildered by the range of seafood, the names, and the questions you are asked at the seafood counter, this should help!
French Meat Cuts
pigIt is not just a case of simple translation when buying meat in France, because the French cuts differ from those in the UK. Here are some explanations and vocabulary...
Mysterious Veg
chardHow to use the mysterious vegetables that you see in French markets.
Flour in France
BreadWhich flour to use for what; about the grades.
Foie Gras Explained
Spiced foie Being unused to this product in the UK, the various forms of foie gras can be confusing at first...
Market Tasters in France
tastersHow to deal with traders offering tasters at the markets of France.
Market Manners in France
market stall"How to deal with market stall pressure.
British Vs French Supermarket StocksupermarketDifferences between French and British supermarket stock; how it is treated differently, and where it comes from.
Supermarket Vs Market
vegThe differences between supermarket stock and that of the markets and individual shops. What do you get for your money?
Ordering Steak
steakHow to request the ‘doneness’ of a steak in French.
Sauce Names
waiter Ever wondered what the difference is between ‘Béarnaise’ and ‘Périgourdine’ sauces?
Herbs & Spices
©gavin bell A useful selection for everyday recipes and their translation.

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French flavour of the season - courgettes

courgettes small At this time of year those of us that grow our own vegetables ask ourselves why we put in so many courgette plants! more...

A taste of summer - Charentais melon

CC©stu spivack via flickr French flavour of summer - try a granité de melon for a refreshing end to a meal. more...

Olive Oil Production in Provence

A Mediterranean Staple Olive oilThere would be no Mediterranean cuisine without olive oil. It was used on the island of Crete during the time of Minos, 2500 AD and to this day olive oil is an integral part of any Mediterranean meal. Obtained from...
French olive oil...

Authentic olive tapenade recipe from the Languedoc

Olive Tapenade Spread Recipe Olive tapenade on toast is a keystone of any apéritif in the Languedoc. This olive tapenade recipe is from the Gard, Languedoc, hence it is utterly authentic and delicious!


Cafés, Bistros, Brasseries & Restaurants

Do you know the difference?
Restaurant place setting
A café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. A café provides coffee, drinks and snacks at the bar. These could consist of a Croque Monsieur, pastries, soups or... more...

Meet the French wine gift club

3D Wines3D Wines was established over 20 years ago, for wine lovers who not only want to furnish their own special wine collection with beautiful hand-crafted wines but also want to discover the joy of visiting small family-run vineyards and meeting friendly winemakers. more...

Olives in the south of France

CC ©Veronique PagnierOlive trees in the Languedoc grow in gardens, on pavements, in front of supermarkets, in the middle of roundabouts. But how do the olives get from tree to table? ... more...

Gastro Holidays in the Tarn

Domaine de PerchesExperience a way of life and living you always dreamed about among the French. There is more to France than Croissants and parlez-vous Anglais; and the Timeout team offers you the chance to share it for a week in the Pays de Cocagne, land of milk and honey.

Provence: Garden of France

HOCQUEL Alain - Coll. CDT VaucluseVaucluse is known as the Garden of France, whose products can be found all over the world: Cavaillon melons, Carpentras strawberries, Monts de Venasque cherries, Piolenc garlic, Muscat grapes from Ventoux, Apt fruit confit… more...

Taste the flavours of Auvergne

Taste AuvergneWhile Auvergne is most well-known for its volcanoes, the region is also famous for its cheeses, making up one quarter of the entire French PDO cheese production. Five Auvergne cheeses have the prestigious label - learn which ones inside...

Tips For Vegans in France:

Help with managing a vegan diet. Figs"Don’t try to translate ‘vegan’; most people will look at you blankly. You can attempt to explain, but they may not be able to comprehend this concept, because it is so alien to most French people...
advice for vegans...

Saffron, red gold of the Quercy

Photo: CDT Lot Jean MaureilleCultivated in Quercy since the Middle Ages, for a long time saffron was to be found in gardens and in kitchens, for use in the preparation of traditional dishes. more...

Dream French Meal

Story of a wonderful meal among neighbours, in France Anna & SteveWe were invited to the kind of French meal you see in films. A couple from a neighbouring village asked us over... more...

A French house party with a twist

French House PartyFrench House Party's upscale "experience" residential holidays are all-inclusive. They are held at at a stylish 8-bedroom house with pool, tennis court and boules pitch 15 minutes from Carcassonne, SW France. Find out more...

Tarte aux Pruneaux (Prune Flan) by Chef Pierre Koffmann

©Laura Edwards via Mitchel Beasley A recipe from the book Memories of Gascony by legendary French Chef Pierre Koffman (see the reader offer within). more...

Provençal Cuisine

Help with menus Crudites Provençal cooking is naturally packed with flavour, due to the sun-kissed produce that is so abundant in this region. Vegetables, seafood, meat casseroles, ratatouille... but it's not always obvious what dishes are from their names. Here is some terminology for those most commonly found on Provençal menus.
Provençal dishes...

Free Food Now!

Wild food that's available this season, in France Rosehips Find out what's free in the French countryside right now. Forage for fruit, berries, vegetables, mushrooms, leaves, herbs, flowers and even water creatures... wild food...

Gluten-Free in France

Advice on dealing with wheat & gluten allergies. © Marek - Fotolia.comBecause wheat and gluten allergies are a medical condition, you may have a more understanding response to your allergy than veggies or vegans will get from their life-choice. However, the land of patisseries...

gluten free France...

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Foodie Holidays in France

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French Cookware Explained

Le Creuset More copper cookware is sold in France than anywhere else in the world. Why? Because... French cookware explained...

Wines of France

wines of FranceTo find the perfect pairing, start your wine cellar, get tips on buying and other indispensable advice see wines of France...

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