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In Great Spirits: The ultimate French wine and cheese guide

In Great Spirits: The ultimate French wine and cheese guide

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Wine educator Sharona Tsubota provides a perfect base to navigating the sophisticated French wine scene and more than 350 French cheeses.

Girls' Guide to Paris: Wine bars in Paris

Girls' Guide to Paris: Wine bars in Paris

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Organic, natural and biodynamic wines are a raging trend in many Parisian wine bars. Test your palate at these top wine bars in Paris as recommended by the Girls' Guide to Paris.

Becoming Madame: Sunday brunches

Becoming Madame: Sunday brunches

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Brunch connoisseur and American expat Becoming Madame lists the best brunches in Paris she's had the pleasure the try.

Party Earth: Five cafés in Paris that would make Picasso proud

Party Earth: Five cafés in Paris that would make Picasso proud

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The best of Paris's cafe culture to relive the lifestyles of bygone famous artists and philosophers.

Wine buffs say cheers to downturn as prices stall at last

Wine buffs say cheers to downturn as prices stall at last

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James Bond might have cause for concern but most other fans of fine French wine can relax: your habit should not become significantly more expensive over the coming year.

Gluten-free cakes bring tears of joy to Paris

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Marie Tagliaferro at 'helmut newcake' may be the only pastry chef to offer gluten-free patisserie delicacies in pastry-loving France.

Rick Steves: Lessons from a Parisian wine tasting

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Travel writer Rick Steves shares some facts and tips for experiencing wine and encourages us to break out and experiment.

Preparing a French Christmas: It's all about the food

Preparing a French Christmas: It's all about the food

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Like most French holiday traditions, the focus of Christmas and New Year's celebrations in France is on the table. Here are some tips for preparing a French-style Christmas meal.

Rick Steves: Paris market 101

Rick Steves: Paris market 101

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Rick Steves learn how to appreciate shopping for the freshest fruits and vegetables at Paris street markets.

Traditional French cafes innovate to survive

Traditional French cafes innovate to survive

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Faced with competition such as theatres and internet, countless French villages cafes have been forced to come up with creative ways to defend their role as the hub of village life.

Bordeaux reaches out to top-class tourists

Bordeaux reaches out to top-class tourists

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The chateaux of Bordeaux are opening their private doors to visitors - but only if you have very deep pockets.

King of fish joins elite league of three-star Michelin chefs

King of fish joins elite league of three-star Michelin chefs

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Catherine Rama encounters a chef with a special knack for fish aptly based on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Foodie French with a touch of Vincent

Foodie French with a touch of Vincent

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Editor Paul Morris is kidnapped by friendly French publishers, meets a Belgian with a dream, and is forced to enjoy very local fine wine: all that in Auvers-Sur-Oise.

The tasty history of Parisian patisseries

The tasty history of Parisian patisseries

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Hannah Westley risks a few extra calories to find out where the best places are in Paris to have your cake and eat it.

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