There’s nothing like the pleasure of eating vegetables fresh from your own garden. The flavour and texture far exceed anything you can buy in a shop. Growing vegetables is also a natural incentive to to spend time outdoors. It is not necessary to have a large space to begin a vegetable garden, you can start one with just a few pots.
Vegetarians in France
Situated in Mirabel-aux-Baronnies between the Roman town of Vaison La Romaine and Nyons, Les Aigles is the ideal location for seeing all the sights of Provence, walking, cycling and of course tasting the many Cote du Rhone wines. The Gite…
As a vegetarian in France, eating out can be difficult, to say the least. There must be vegetarian French people, but where are they? Perhaps they stay at home to eat. On many occasions I have been assured of a…
Louise Molloy travelled to France from Australia to seek a retreat for artists and writers suitable for vegetarians. She discovered tranquility, time and space in a productive environment at Atelier de la Rose.
Since the French government revised its rules in October on what could be served in school canteens, vegetarians have expressed concern that six million school children are now obliged to eat animal products.
Nikki Emmerton from ‘Under the Lime Tree’, a vegetarian B&B in the Charente, has written this poem to inspire vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
Amongst the ever changing array of fruit and vegetables on offer at France’s markets and restaurants, expatriates might discover produce unknown to them.
Many vegetarians think that vegetarian food is not produced for dogs and cats. This is not so….nutritional food for both dogs and cats, that provides all the essential ingredient they need for a healthy life, can now be bought here in France.
Looking for a homespun hands-on cooking class in Paris, offering vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dishes that celebrate seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables, try La Cucina di Terresa. more…
Andrea and Bruce venture into assisting in the planning of the carnival in their French town – and courageously add a vegetarian touch.
Tagines are spicy, flavourful and exotic dishes that are easy to make, says our topic host Trevor Bridge. Through the historic connections between France and Morocco, they are now very popular here.
Andrea and Bruce describe the local population’s enthusiastic, if somewhat bemused, reaction to their recent opening of a vegetarian Chambres d’Hôtes in the Creuse department of central France.
We all know that wine is made from grapes not meat. So what is vegetarian wine? Well – some wines are not suitable for vegetarians due to the use of animal products during production.
It is reputed that there is a different type of cheese for each day of the year in France. This sounds ideal for vegetarians, but things are not quite so simple.
Lily Coulstock-Cockerham reports on her 2007 summer holiday spent with her veggie family in the Charente countryside.
Do you have a favourite place in France where you can get veggie food? Let us know and we will add it to this article so that others can share your experience.
This spot is for favourite recipes – particularly vegetarian versions of French classics.
Please let us have yours.
Topic host Trevor Bridge on what it is like to be a legume-eater in the land of the boudin-munching carnivore. An essential piece of equipment: a sense of humour!
A quick and easy recipe to use up walnuts from last autumn’s harvest. A perfect dish to serve with fresh bread, salads and cheese for a light summer lunch or picnic…
Yes, there is a vegetarian society in France!