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Hi! I’m Allison, and I’m an Edutainer working in French food, culture, history, and art. If you’re a gastro-curious traveler or learner, I’m here to show you the A to Z of French food and culture!

Figs with Chèvre and Vanilla

Figs with Chèvre and Vanilla

Summer Holidays in France You know that old expression “getting there is half the fun”? Well, if you’ve traveled in France, you know that’s the whole truth! Every summer, like many Parisians, we head to the south of France, le midi. Swimming in the azure waters of the...

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Cherries

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Cherries

Still Time for Cherries! August is here! Much of Paris has emptied for the vacation season, but no matter where they’re spending their vacances, the French are still taking advantage of an extended cherry season. The fruit showed up late this year: with all the frost...

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Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

If you’ve never used salt cod in recipes, you’re missing out! My recipe for Salt Cod and Potato Gratin or Brandade Parmentière is a favorite in Paris. Find out what makes it so Parisian by reading here!