On today's show we go back to the pâtisserie and we’re having seconds as we talk about French pastries of the north of France wich include Tarte Tatin, the Brioche Vendéenne, the Eclairs, the Napoleons, the Madeleines, the Pain d'épices, just to name a few.
Elyse takes us on a general tour of major French wine regions, talks about various AOC wines and explains how the wine business is organized in general terms. Then she goes into more detail about the wines of the Loire Valley, which are really lovely.
On today's show we explore the history and culture of cheese in France. We discuss types of cheese and how they're distributed by region. French people are crazy about cheese and Anglos are often overly cautious about cheese. We're here to tell you to live a little! Try some scary cheese next time you're in France, after all, it doesn't even seem to make them fat!
Why are French people skinny? We wonder if it's because of their food culture and habits at home. In episode 17 of Join Us in France we discuss French food culture, what French people eat at home, French meal times, and the difficulties vegetarians and vegans may experience in France. Is it OK to be a little narrow-minded about food? Go to joinusinfrance.com/17 to find out, you will also find photos and a full transcript there.