Rosa Bonheur – my favorite brasserie

Rosa Bonheur Paris In the middle of Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in front of where I lived for a while in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, sits a beautiful retro type Guingette (old fashioned bistro, very common to the edges of the Seine and the Marne, places where people would go to dance to local bands, to the music of accordions whilst having dinner or lunch). This place has now become an institution in Paris to all folk, young and old, winter or summer. Two large bars inside make queuing for your beer or coffee a little long but hey, what's a wait when you are in the middle of a hip crowd, listening to some great tunes and looking up at some fancy mismatched decorations filling ceilings and walls. Rosa Bonheur ParisRosa Bonheur Paris Read on...
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Organics in season for autumn

French seasonal produce French seasonal produce French seasonal produce I am lucky enough to get a luxuriously fresh and organic basket of fresh produce from a farm not far from me, about once a week (more about the wonderful owner and creator of this initiative very soon!) in the Landes, SW of France. Dill-sauce-recipe As you know, I love fresh produce and love to keep on eating what's in season without having to pay extravagant amounts of money for an out of season kiwi, strawberry or tomato. Don't forget to have a look at my article on seasonal produce wherever you are in the world, it's so important to go with the flow of our seasons! Read on...
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Phil’s recipe for Fish (SEABASS) Tacos


I have already spoken about one of my favourite local eateries, 45 avenue du Penon held by Phil and his beautiful girlfriend Suzie. Well here folks, is a ParisHues Premiere: Phil agreed to let me film him making his Fresh Tomato Salsa and EPIC Fish Tacos. All the instructions are in the video, the freshest ingredients are always best but Read on...
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Chez Minus

Chez Minus prawns Chez Minus Capbreton Chez Minus food Having lunch or dinner at a long wooden table sitting on a long wooden bench, next to complete strangers, eating fresh muscles, shrimps, sardines and home made fries with salad, all washed down with a chilled bottle of white. This is what I love doing in summer at the great eatery Chez Minus in Capbreton, near where I have set up camp Read on...
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Cocktails on 45 avenue du Penon

Cocktail HossegorCocktails SeignosseBloody Mary Seignosse So I was talking to you about Phil and his cosy and fusional restaurant near Hossegor, in Seignosse. Behind the dunes, I get to chill and just resource over some amazing Indo inspired dishes and more often than not, a homemade cocktail Phil's style. Cocktail's at Phil's are out of this world. Apart from being ever so slightly chilled Read on...
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Strawberries are the only fruit

Strawberries France Strawberries FranceStrawberries France Ok, so Strawberries aren't the only fruit I know I know. BUT in summer (and boy are we starting to taste some proper warm light blazing in your face summer here in France), seasonal produce is just amazing. There is so MUCH fruit and vegetable grown on this beautiful hexagon that it's time to start tasting everything that's coming out of Read on...
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