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Yikes, air fares are up! So grab a bargain fare and go to France in early December, to catch what is surely the most dazzling festival on the planet. Prepare to be amazed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Southern Fried French
It's a baby, a puff, a volcano--what is this international dish that inspires so many names? Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Thanks, y'all, for the correction. So nice to have my own editors, merci!
Lose those antiquated expressions from French class, and speak like a native. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Nice to see a recipe with ordinary ingredients, made extraordinary. My kind of recipe, thanks! Lynn at Southern Fried French
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on Such an Easy Appetizer at Ruth Reichl
In most villages in our area, there are two very different groups: the French farmers, who have always been here and still work the land; and the expats and retired French, who come for the ambiance, the natural beauty, the wine. And when the two collide, it can get interesting--and even heart-warming. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Now you are getting into our neighborhood! (We live near Cluny). Madame Pic is great, but I prefer good old fashioned, authentic brasserie food any day--like that lentil salad, and quenelles. Which is getting harder to find. In our area, it's Chez Jack in Milly LaMartine, near Mâcon. If you go, call ahead and they will make the pommes dauphinoise for you if they aren't featuring them that day, which they serve family style. Lynn at
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on More France at Ruth Reichl
Take a fantasy shopping trip today in southern Burgundy. And give some thought to what would, and should, be on YOUR wish list if you bought a French house. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Southern Fried French
A very special post today, about big, bittersweet changes going on at the château... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Always looking good restaurants in Paris. Your description at the end made me put it at the top of my list. Though I might go for those waiters alone. Lynn at Southern Fried French
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on More Paris: Clamato at Ruth Reichl
A little French lesson with some interesting expressions: it's about time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Southern Fried French
I've made this before but I always just wing it, so I'm happy to have a proper recipe, and this one looks good. My French neighbor Bernard asked me how to make it and refused to believe it didn't have any cream in it, until his wife finally chided him for doubting! I'm always a bit intimidated by the beans at our marché, so many colors and types I don't know. This will inspire me to get shelling and try them. Lynn at Southern Fried French
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2014 on A New Favorite Fall Food at Ruth Reichl
Worth a trip to Portland, it seems. I'll never forget my first meal in Thailand: so many unfamiliar flavors and yet beyond delicious. Sure wish I could learn to do this at home. But there is lots here to inspire. --Lynn at Southern Fried French
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2014 on Notes from Portland, Take Two at Ruth Reichl
It's fun to eat, it's easy enough to make on a week-night, and it works for a dinner party. Here's a French classic French dish from Provence that you may never have heard of. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Southern Fried French
There is small-space gardening, and then there is no-space gardening. Houses in French villages sometimes have no land---but that doesn't stop them from having a garden! Steal some ideas from these creative micro-gardeners. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Southern Fried French
'Le Hamburger' has invaded France, and French chefs are taking the idea and running with it. And, Mon Dieu, there are even some surprisingly interesting vegetarian options, in the land of La Viande! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Your quote has a bit of irony for me, as it was your magazine that convinced me to go (mostly) vegetarian--- all those articles about screaming lobsters, and how pigs are raised. But when I do fall off the wagon, it's a reuben sandwich that grabs me. Such intersting dishes, here, which have revived my dreams of attempting homemade pasta.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2014 on Notes from New Zealand: Auckland at Ruth Reichl
When you want a beaudacious birthday cake, the French have a way with chocolate and Americans know how to take it over the top. Let's go for both. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Southern Fried French
What to do when you make your millions: buy your own personal village in Provence. One man did just that. And the French aren't necessarily pleased. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Southern Fried French
We're just back from Beaune, a favorite destination. Here's why you might like to go too. Plus, a wonderful novel set in Paris. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Southern Fried French
French fêtes can be wonderful, or wonderfully quirky. Come along with our neighbors, to a small village festival that was in the latter category. Then celebrate with some fresh peach pie biscuits. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Today we travel to Provence, for a guest post. Designer Alix Rico walks around her beautiful village with her much-photogrphed dog in tow, to share what a day is like there, interacting with the locals. Plus, a delicious recipe for summer "apéros". Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Why the artists have all the best French country houses; a big party; the easiest summer dessert; and the state of French food Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Take a peek, at peak season in Burgundy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Southern Fried French
"Back in the Day" in Burgundy : sometimes that means now. Like buying your underwear from the back of a truck... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Southern Fried French