Category Archives: food shopping

Tips to a cheap(er) Paris visit

If there’s one thing my stint as a non-income producing housewife/student in Paris has taught me, it is how to stretch a penny while still enjoying the finer things in life. That was a timely skill to learn, since I … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Tartines at La Cuisine de Bar

There are bakeries in Paris, and then there are Bakeries, those that command long lines and equally long magazine write-ups about their bread, the shatter factor of the crust, the creaminess of the crumb etc. Poilane is one of particular … 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 Greve in Chianti (and surroundings)

After Cinque Terre, we next travelled to Tuscany and made our base in the Chianti region, famed for its beautiful undulating hill-scape and of course, its wine. Agriturismos are working farms and/or vineyards with lodging options. They are dime in … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange an Italian Food Day

If waking up for a 7 o’clock morning call to visit a cheese factory is your idea of holiday fun, then by all means seek out Alessandro of Italian Days Food Experience. This charming and funny Italian man is at … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 12 hours in Bologna

People call Bologna by three names: Bologna the red for the color that dominates the stately cityscape; Bologna the learned for its university, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere; and last but not least, Bologna the fat. It is the … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange road trip versione francaise (oysters in Cancale)

Thank God for easy going travel buddies! If not, who would I drag awake at dawn (admittedly the initial sunrise watching idea wasn’t mine and dawn was sometime after 7 am on the Brittany coast) for a sunrise half hidden … Continue reading

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