Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

There's nothing quite like a leisurely afternoon spent with family and friends, sharing good food and conversation. In France, this happens just about every...
Cavaillon melon

A Michelin star shines in Cavaillon, France

A vine-ripened Cavaillon melon is fragrant, intensely flavored and juicy, its high sugar content adding sweetness to the fruit's floral aroma. From mid-summer to...
market day in Luberon

Every day is market day in Luberon

The farmer's markets of Southeast France are the epitome of summer goodness: fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, beautifully presented and a pleasure to eat....
Gingerbread village in Colmar

The Christmas market in charming Colmar

The gray mist obscuring the turrets and half-timbers of Colmar's Petit Venise was bone-chilling. What happened to the promised sunshine for our outing to...

Beat the chill with Baeckeoffe, an Alsatian classic

Baeckeoffe is one of the most famous Alsatian specialties, a hearty casserole of three kinds of meat, leeks, onions, potatoes and a lot of...
Place du Temple-Neuf

The festive Christmas lights of Strasbourg

For five glorious weeks at the end of each year, Strasbourg, France puts on a light show that is nothing short of spectacular. All...
The Great Christmas Tree, place Kleber, Strasbourg

Strasbourg’s “Grand Sapin” celebrates its 20th anniversary

Each December, a gigantic fir tree covered in lights holds court in place Kléber, in the Alsatian city of Strasbourg. It is the centerpiece...
Strawberries in Mulhouse market

Three countries, markets galore: Mulhouse’s Marché du Canal Couvert (FR)

Were we in Morocco? Italy? Tom and I looked at each other, in surprise and delight. No, we were definitely in France, although some...
Fresh French bread

Saturday morning ritual in Saint-Louis (FR)

The market in Saint-Louis is just across the French border, and going there has become something of a Saturday morning ritual. When I visit...
Vintner's lunch,Kaisterstuhl, Germany

Stinky cheese, Munster cheese

A couple of years ago I had a chance to help with the grape harvest on the Kaiserstuhl, in southern Germany. We capped a...
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