“Ditch the Eiffel Tower Selfies!” Your Un-Touristy Guide to Crushing your stay During the Olympics in Paris

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All the Parisians I’ve spoken too are leaving town during the Paris Olympics, leaving behind the city of love for the army’s of sports fans, champagne quaffing VIPs and hard working olympic volunteers & athletes. The tourist traps, scams and disneyfication of Paris is in full flow, prices have been boosted and quality of life … Read more

Update: Summer Paris Food Tours 2024

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TL:DR – Paris? Pffft… Not Until September, Mes Amis! Eat Like the French will not run any summer Paris food tours until September but we do have other plans for you. Alright, food lovers, listen up. You know I’m all about that authentic Parisian nosh – the flaky croissants, the gooey escargot, the crispy crack … Read more

“We whistled la vie en Rose as we left” – Aux Crus de Bourgogne, Paris: Restaurant Review

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Having dined in restaurants across the globe, I can confidently say that Aux Crus de Bourgogne isn’t merely a meal; it’s a journey back to the golden age of Parisian dining. Tucked away just off the iconic Rue Montorgueil (a personal favorite), this family-run establishment, founded in 1932, is a time capsule for classic Burgundian … Read more

The Art of Street Drinking in Paris: A Chef’s Guide to Parisian Outdoor “Apéro” Culture

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Ah, Paris in summer. The sun kisses the Seine, laughter spills from sidewalk cafés, and the aroma of freshly baked bread mingles with something a bit more…spirited. That’s right fellow foodies, it’s street apéro season! Forget stuffy bars and overpriced cocktails. Parisians know that the real magic happens outdoors, with a chilled bottle of wine, … Read more

A Pastry Nightmare: A Chef’s tale from Behind the scenes at Roland Garros

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My stomach churned like a bad béarnaise when I heard this tale of culinary carnage from behind the scenes at Roland Garros. Sure, I love sharing the joys of French food, but let’s be real—the pressure on these chefs is insane. Follow me behind the swinging doors of Parisian kitchens, where nightmares are on the … Read more

Paris’ Culinary Revolution: The Rise of Street Food and Casual Eats

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One of my fondest memories of Paris street food involves a three am, twenty minute drunken cycle ride across Paris with my French wife on the hunt for a freshly made Crepe au Grand Marnier. This is the only time I have seen her eat food in the street, apart from when she tears the … Read more

😱 Shocking Mistake I Made When Setting Up My French Food Blog

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It’s been a few months since I launched this french food blog dedicated to my love of french food and the joy I take in sharing that with the world via my food tours in Paris. But I know now that when it came to choosing the name, I made a mistake… As someone who … Read more

Eating Out with Kids in Paris: A Family-Friendly Guide

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In the vibrant heart of the City of Lights, where love and gastronomy intertwine, lies plenty of hidden gems for families seeking extraordinary culinary adventures. Contrary to its reputation as a romantic haven and a gourmand’s paradise, Paris embraces the magic of family dining with open arms. I’m Chef Tris, and I’ve lived in Paris … Read more

Celebrating the Fête du Pain: A Culinary Review of the Paris Bread Festival

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Every spring, Paris celebrates the art of baking with the Fête du Pain, set against the backdrop of the still under renovation Notre Dame. While the towering spires of this historic cathedral are no longer shrouded in scaffolds, the square before it is limited due to the continued restorations. Nothing stopping the french transform it … Read more

Unlock the French Dining Code: 7 Secrets to Eating Like a Local in France

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Ever wonder how the French turn every meal into an event to remember? It’s no secret that dining in France is an art form, characterised by a blend of tradition, precision, and a touch of je ne sais quoi. I’m Chef Tris. I trained as a chef here in France and have lived here for … Read more