Pumpkin at French market

How to be a vegetarian in France

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

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Working up an Appetite

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.

Vegetarian at school

School children made to eat meat

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.

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Nikki’s veggie poem

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.


Veggie food for dogs and cats

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.


La Cucina di Terresa

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…

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Committed to la comité

Andrea and Bruce venture into assisting in the planning of the carnival in their French town – and courageously add a vegetarian touch.

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Ce n’est pas grave!

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.

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Red, white or vegetarian sir?

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.

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Les Fromages Végétariens

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.


Veggie Recipe

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…