Category Archives: France

Sydney Food Diary: Lavie & Belle Bakery, Surry Hills

I may not be an expert in French croissants but I did spend months chasing down the ones on various best lists in Paris a few years ago. So, what a treat that there are amazing croissants in my own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant

The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant My rating: 3 of 5 stars A university lecturer named Francine Prose praised Mavis Gallant’s short stories effusively, yet precisely, in this article in the New Yorker.… This article, among … Continue reading

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French food adventures: Gandoyau at La Gargantua, Chinon, Loire Valley

So, we completely adored Chinon, where our dear friend R lived and worked many years ago. He recommended the restaurant at La Gargantua where he worked, and which apparently in his day was a pretty fancy place. Now, it seems … Continue reading

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