Archive for the french food Tag

May the Potence Be With You

Al fresco dining is one of the many reasons why we love living in Switzerland so, when summer kicks off, we begin anew our search for the best outdoor terraces around. One that certainly qualifies is the Restaurant La Croix Verte in the heart of the village of Vich (VD). Opened in 2012, this cool little bistro boasts not only a lovely outside space with a fenced play area (very safe even for young toddlers) but […]

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B is for Brasserie

We’ve already talked about B Com Brasserie on our facebook page and in our post about child-friendly restaurants, but the feedback we got by so many of you was so overwhelmingly positive that we just had to share more photos here! Opened in 2012, B Com Brasserie is a contemporary French brasserie with open kitchen, modern decor & a great indoor play area for the little gourmands, equipped with DVD player, IKEA play kitchen & plush […]

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Sunday Lunch “en famille”

French families traditionally spend long Sunday lunches together, with lots of verve and scrumptious food. Sundays can get a bit gloomy in France: shops are shut so people tend to head to the movies. For large families, it is the weekly occasion to get together with a guest of two (usually elderly relatives) over a lovely homemade meal to be shared after coming back from church. Here’s an example of what my mum used to serve us straight […]

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Langue de Boeuf, Anyone? Or Why French Schools Won’t Allow Packed Lunches

A large white plate with two big floury potatoes, boiled. No butter, just a bit of gravy. The real attraction actually lies across the plate, textured and moist: a long brownish tongue, about 3 times the size of a human one. It’s a classic French delicacy: langue de boeuf (beef tongue). When I was little, dishes like this would feature in our school canteen from time to time. Nowadays, on […]

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Supermarket Sweep, French-Style

Here you are, living in a French village just across the border from Geneva, an expat landed in food-lovers’ heaven. Tantalising foodie treats are all around you: the local boulangerie, boucherie and farmer’s market but you’ll be surprised to learn what treasures lie hidden on the shelves of your local French supermarket. Set out with a short grocery list and you might be back with a Michelin map, a raclette grill, a new cookbook. […]

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