A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was fortunate enough to try my first ever Dutch cheese! Sound good? Well, it was! About a week before Thanksgiving, the kind makers of Beemster Cheese sent me two wedges of their famous cheese. Being the cheese-lover that I am, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to Continue reading

Check out this Exotic Giveaway!

Hey All! If you're up for some organic, and rather exotic food, check out the giveaway at Running With Cake! I promise there is chocolate involved! Ciao Continue reading

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

A few days ago, I received two complimentary bottles of Mezzetta products in the mail. Mezzetta, a leading producer of glass-packed Mediterranean specialty foods, had also sent me a letter explaining that they were hosting a Make That Sandwich contest and would like me to enter using their Continue reading

August 20 – Take Your Cheese To Work Day

August 20 – Take Your Cheese To Work Day

Americans have take your child to work day and even take your pet to work day. Now, in an odd twist to these annual work traditions, a French company is encouraging Americans to take, of all things, our cheese to work. Bel Brands USA, a subsidiary of the French cheese producer Fromageries Bel, Continue reading

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

There's a well-know debate over whether art imitates life or life imitates art. In the case of movies, I think it's a little of both.  Movies have greatly influenced pop culture for years. I'm sure a fair share of young men sported white t-shirts and leather jackets after seeing Rebel Without a Continue reading

The Good and Plenty of Seasonal Eating

The Good and Plenty of Seasonal Eating

In her book, French Women For All Seasons, author Mireille Guiliano discusses how important the seasons are in the life of a French woman. The French woman dresses for the season, shops for the season, entertains for the season, and, of course, cooks and eats for the season. Although Americans Continue reading

Could Haggis Really Be English?

Could Haggis Really Be English?

**WARNING** Alarming haggis photo ahead! For centuries, haggis has been Scotland's claim to fame. But, new findings report that this classic Scottish dish may actually be English - ah - gasp! Departed Scots are most certainly rolling in their graves at the mere thought of this. It's not enough that Continue reading

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Calling all chocolate lovers! Researchers in the United Kingdom need your help in discovering the potential health benefits of dark chocolate. No, I'm not joking. As reported in yesterday's Telegraph, Scientists from the University of East Anglia, that's in Norfolk, England, are looking for 40 Continue reading

British Dining Out On The Decline

British Dining Out On The Decline

I guess I'm not the only one who's trying the restaurant diet these days. If you are headed to England anytime soon, you may find it easier to get a seat at a posh restaurant or even a local pub.  The Times online reports that the British are opting to go old school by spending more time and money Continue reading

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Bonjour Friends! Since my husband and I are now officially off of our restaurant diet and back to a dining-out budget, we decided to celebrate our success by doing, what else? Going out to dinner!   Seriously, we had planned this dinner nearly a month ago. We drove into the city to meet with Continue reading

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

Bonjour everyone! Well, we did it! My husband and I survived the Restaurant Diet! From June 15-July 14 we did not spend any of our own money on dining out, whether it be for Starbucks or a steakhouse. It was tough at first, more so because going out to eat became such a habit for us. But it did get Continue reading

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Bonjour everyone and Happy Bastille Day to all of my French friends and Francophiles everywhere! Even if you are not French or a French-loving person, you can still celebrate this infamous day. Bastille Day is about freedom, liberty, and democracy, beliefs that all people in the US and other free Continue reading