FRANCE

wine

24 Moody, Poetic Hours with a French Natural Winemaker

A day in the life of Beaujolais winemaker Sylvère Trichard—from cellar to labeling, vine to table, dawn to dusk.
Céline Maguet
9.4.18
wine

French Immigration Officials Plan to Deport a Beloved Japanese Winemaking Couple

A petition calling for the makers of Pedres Blanques to be allowed to stay has gathered more than 51,000 signatures.
Lauren Rothman
7.5.18
groceries

All I Want to Do Is Buy Groceries: The Plight of an American in Paris

Dining out in Paris, you learn that the customer is NOT always right.
Emily Monaco
6.6.18
wine

8 Million Bottles of Champagne Will Never Exist, Thanks to a Freak Hailstorm

RIP 40 million mimosas.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.31.18
history

If You Think You're a Decadent Fuck, Try Feasting Like a 19th-Century Parisian

A feast might include 25 hors d’oeuvres, 15 roasts, and 28 different types of fish, all washed down with 8 bottles of wine. Per person.
Emily Monaco
5.22.18
Cheese

Un-BRIE-Lievable! French Scientists Have Discovered a New Cheese-Ripening Trick

Many in France are not happy with the development. You could say they're feeling... bleu.
Mayukh Sen
4.3.18
WTF

French Baker Fined $3,700 for Working Too Much

The man just can't stop baking!
Jelisa Castrodale
3.15.18
french food

King Henry IV's 420-Year-Old Chicken Recipe Still Sounds Pretty Tight

Make the French monarch's 'poule-au-pot' tonight.
Mayukh Sen
2.27.18
french food

The Curious History of French Onion Soup, Paris's Timeless Hangover Cure

The story of the classic dish starts with King Louis XV's First World problems. A putrid cemetery with 'flesh-eating' soil also makes an appearance.
Emily Monaco
2.26.18
Saupe Opéra

This Fish Makes People Trip Balls

"I saw the angel of death come to take me."
Sirine Azouaoui
2.16.18
Paris

Two Years After Deadly Attacks, the Café at Paris's Bataclan Reopens

“There are clients who cry, there are clients who confide in us, who tell us their stories, like a kind of therapy.”
Emily Monaco
1.29.18
Nutella

Chaos Ensues After French Supermarket Reduces Price of Nutella

“It was like an orgy," one supermarket employee said of the chaos.
Mayukh Sen
1.26.18