The Art of French Gift-Giving


There is an art of gift-giving in France,  faire un cadeau is an exquisite art built in the French lifestyle, etiquette, and savoir-vivre. For example, it is still considered lacking manners to show up at someone’s house as a guest “Les mains vides” or empty-handed without a little something to bring for the hostess: a bouquet of flowers (avoid chrysanthemums which are for funerals, red roses … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving

Starlette Cake™: Why French Women Don’t Get Fat!


In 1985, Parisian TV host (France 2)Michèle La Porta invented a way to eat without guilt and frustration. She created Starlette Cake™, a delicious cake with no sugar, no butter, no flour, no eggs and no fat at all!  Could it be one of the secrets why French women don’t get fat! Since then, all Paris has been addicted to Starlette Cake™! From famous artists, models, actresses and even journalists to … Continue reading Starlette Cake™: Why French Women Don’t Get Fat!

Sophie Gayot and the Good Life!


Sophie Gayot and the Good Life! Sophie Gayot world-renowned food critic began her culinary career the moment she was old enough to eat, sleep and ride in an airplane. “I was always with my father!  I grew up in this milieu. My mother also cooks very well… and she secretly confides ” I cannot help but always compare the food with my mother’s cooking which has a lot … Continue reading Sophie Gayot and the Good Life!