Category Archives: Traditional French

La Femme Mange a final bistro meal au Comptoir de l’Arc

If you had one meal left in Paris after 15 dreamlike months in the city of light, where would you go? If I had been better at planning, I might have booked that blowout gastronomic event at a Michelin starred … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange duck at Domaine de Lintillac

I don’t believe I’ve eaten as much duck as I’ve have while living in Paris. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of duck specialists in Singapore and a lot of opportunities to eat the quacking fowl. It’s just that … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a Cabaret dinner at Le Moulin Rouge

A year in Paris has made us as snobby and suspicious about touristic sites as the locals. We roll our eyes at the snaking line outside the Pyramid du Louvre, pooh-pooh the Eiffel Tour and would probably die of shame … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 12 hours in the French Basque Country

When traveling, my family prefers to take things easy. Neighborhood strolls and café breaks tend to be as important as, and sometimes even taking precedence over monuments and museums. Even when we only had a day to tour the French … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Biarritz

The French Basque country has been on our travel list ever since we tasted our first glass of Irouleguy wine and munched on Louis Ospital’s superior charcuterie at the southwestern restaurant on our street. So on the final long weekend … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange at Bouchon La Mere Jean, Lyon

The French word “bouchon” is most commonly used to describe a bottle cork, but in Lyon, the word takes on a different meaning, referring to humble eating places that serve traditional Lyonnaise cuisine centered on offal and other noble meat … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Chez Paul Bocuse

One great concept about French living we will miss sorely back home is the ability to “faire le pont”, literally “make the bridge” in English. When a public holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, schools, the government and many private … Continue reading

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