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France

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in France by connecting with local Chowhounds and travelers alike.

A Blueberry Clafoutis That Will Transport You to France This Summer

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...
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Italy to lift travel restrictions: who is willing to travel this summer?

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by damiano 2 months ago

Italy is opening its borders for non-Italian tourists in two weeks time. Who is willing to travel to Italy, and if so, how are you planning to do this? For me, living in Northern Europe, Italy i...

Time spent eating and drinking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"..French men and women spend over two hours a day (2 hours and 13 minutes) eating and drinking, double the time spent by Americans (1 hour and 2 minutes), the quickest eaters and drinkers in the O...

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Live interview with Jean-Baptiste Souillard, June 17

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

Becky Wasserman will interview Jean-Baptiste Souillard of the Northern Rhone on Wednesday, June 17, 11am PDT/2pm EDT/8pm France. https://www.beckywasserman.com/domaines/jean-baptiste-souillard/#...

Paris reopening

TrishUntrapped
by TrishUntrapped 1 month ago

I follow several Parisian restaurants on Facebook that were on my list to visit in May. (I also follow Taste of Paris which had designated me as a "Super Fan," sigh...) Le Voltaire announced it ...

Aviwell fattens ducks’ livers without force feeding them

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . To make its foie gras, Aviwell buys goslings or ducklings from local farmers and feeds them a bacterial mixture. The farmers raise the birds for another three or four weeks before the start...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

Help with choosing a universal saucepan (2 - 3.5 quart) for daily home use on induction (cooking oatmeal / pasta / soup / other for 2 - 4 people)

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by VitalyVashurin 2 months ago

Good day, dear users of this wonderful site! First of all, I would like to say that this is a very high-quality, competent and super-useful information resource. I am very grateful to each ...

Looking for personal stories about Parisian restaurants

ajapilar
by ajapilar 6 months ago

Bonjour! I’m working with John Donohue, an artist and writer based in New York City, who is crafting the second book in his “All The Restaurants” series about different restaurants in Paris and ...

BBQ or Local Specialties in Toronto?

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by estufarian 3 months ago

I find the pork better in Spain than France! Sadly no decent NC-style BBQ in Toronto.

Recommendations for First Night

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by MissMarleygirl 4 months ago

We are staying near St. Paul metro. I know, bad choice, but we're stuck with it. We will be getting into town late in the day on a Sunday in April. We need a place for dinner that is fairly clos...

Paris Review

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by Belkisw 4 months ago

We recently had the chance to spend a few days in Paris and here are our reviews: Septime- We came here for lunch so had a shorter menu. Most of it was great. The one fail was a soup of root veg...

How is everyone, how is dining scene?

TrishUntrapped
by TrishUntrapped 4 months ago

Thinking of all our Chowhound amis in Paris. Hope all is well. Also, just wondering what the dining scene is like these days in light of the Coronavirus. I know a lot of people are canceling their ...

France officially recognizes natural wine designation

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Vin méthode nature is the new official designation for natural wine in France. The first wines bearing this denomination will be of the 2019 vintage from producers who agreed before harvest to comp...

Trad + Splurge Meal Options in Paris

JonMcIntosh
by JonMcIntosh 5 months ago

Hi everyone! Brand new to the forum here, but love reading the advice doled out by many local experts. My wife and I are headed to Paris for the first time for a short 3 day/3 night trip, sta...

Easter Sunday dinner

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by Arago 4 months ago

I'm looking to the Paris CHs for help.  A couple of friends want to meet up for dinner when they stop over in Paris on Easter Sunday.  With all the closures on Sundays I'd normally do dinner at our...

Canal du Midi

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by reets 4 months ago

Any recommendations for dining along the Canal from Toulouse to Beziers? Walkable from the canal preferred. Thanks!

Beginners in Paris

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by SueFH 5 months ago

We have 5 nights in Paris in mid-May, essentially first time for both of us. I’m much more interested in food than my husband, so I’m in charge (he’d eat at McDonald’s if nothing caught his eye); h...

Paris Restaurant Advice for May Trip

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by snliz 5 months ago

Hi, I was hoping to get some suggestions for a trip I'm planning for four adults in May. Most of us have't been to France for a decade, so we're very excited! We'll be staying around the Republique...

Our Recent Week in Paris

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by mitchleeny 5 months ago

Maison Sota - We recently spent an anniversary birthday week in Paris. Herewith, some of what we ate...and maybe drank. We like to head out an hour or two early before dinner, for a long walk a...