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the french cheese board – my latest video

We are all about to embark on the holiday season:  lots of entertaining, good food, pretty tables ….. And I thought you would like to see something of a French dinner, namely the cheese board, and the etiquette and customs around it. A cheese selection is an essential part of any good meal here.   A good hostess will put together a varied board,  rich in flavours and specialities from all over France.    Cheese is served after the main course and before dessert.   On a plate or a wooden...

a video for thanksgiving

If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ll know that each year I suffer from  ‘thanksgiving envy’!    Being British, I never had this holiday on my calendar, but I love this tradition of stopping to give thanks and to celebrate with family, and simply remember all the things we have to be grateful for.    Today I am thankful for my family and for this beautiful autumn.   I am thankful for the opportunities to share through this blog, and for the friendships that I find...

le chateau de moissac – a video

My April video has just gone live on You Tube and Vimeo and I am so excited! Through the MFCH videos my aim is to bring you different experiences of French living, and to take you along with me when I go somewhere wonderful.  I think that today you are in for a treat as I invite you to come to the Chateau de Moissac in the South of France. Louis and Marie Christine Cavaglioni are good friends.  I have so much admiration for the way in which they have restored their chateau.  Not only because...

the brocante fair at chatou – my new video

I am so excited to bring you this new video, shot last week in my very favourite antiques and brocante fair, that takes place twice a year in Chatou, on the west side of Paris. Chatou is actually the largest professional brocante fair in France, and – to make things even more perfect – each edition lasts for ten days.   I always time my September brocante tour to coincide with the fair at Chatou, and with my guests we spend a day at the fair. It’s a big fair, you’d be...

my february video, flowers in Paris

I am excited today to bring you a new video, shot entirely in Paris, where I spent the day last week with my girlfriend Clarisse Beraud, one of the best floral artists in the city, and a of course someone you may recognise from my book. The day was a tiny bit long, as we started at the Parisian wholesale markets before dawn, and worked straight through to early evening, but it was fun, and hey!  you hardly have to twist my arm for me to spend the whole day surrounded by flowers! I love the...

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