Category Archives France

Parisian_Salad

French food doesn’t need to be all heavy sauces and rich meaty stews. This light and bright salad is packed with the flavors of summer, and a few extra touches make it feel special enough for entertaining. Sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard bring acidity to this dish, and lend a distinctly Parisian flavor profile. Vinegar also stimulates your digestion and…

Boutique hotels - Molitor, Paris

Staying in a chain hotel is usually nothing special. Regardless of the city or even the country you’re visiting, you get pretty much the same thing each and every time. Sure, the service is reliable and you can count on clean sheets, but there’s nothing much to get excited about. Boutique hotels, on the other hand, offer a much more…

Nicoise Salad

Classic Salad Niçoise originated from the French city of Nice. It traditionally consists of anchovies, tuna, and the vegetables included below. This vegetarian version offers all the delicious flavors of the original, with an extra boost of protein and fiber from the lentils. Made quickly in one pot of boiling water, this dish looks impressive but comes together in a…

levi-northern-lights

Some of us dream of a tropical getaway when the thermometer dips into the freezing zone. However, for the winter sports lovers among us, nothing beats packing up your gear and heading to the slopes for some downhill fun. Across Europe you’ll find resorts and mountains catering to your ski or snowboarding bug, but choosing the perfect destination for your…

Sipping drinks on a tropical beach is not a bad way to spend a week’s vacation. However, if you’re an athlete looking to stay active while on holiday, there’s no shortage of international destinations that will cater to your love for fitness. Whether you want an entire trip dedicated to the pursuit of your favorite sport, or if you’re simply…

Provencal Fish en Papillote

Provençal style food, centered in the South of France, includes a love for fresh fish, extra virgin olive oil, and pungent garlic. Lucky for us, these delicious ingredients are also extraordinarily healthy. Fish provides lean protein, olive oil healthy unsaturated fat, and garlic both boosts the immune system and quells inflammation. Cooking food “en papillote,” a classic French cooking technique,…

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