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Lyon: Bite by Bite

Lyon: Bite by Bite

The French get fatter, even during a crisis

October 17, 2012 by Anna Barie

There are no shortage of blogs, and books and movies that paint France as a magical culinary wonderland.   My latest discovery is Rachel Khoo‘s cooking show for the BBC,… Read more…

5 Ways France Cured My Food Addiction Pt. 3

October 4, 2012 by Anna Barie

  Continued from 5 Ways France Cured My Food Addiction Pt. 2   The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. One day I was speaking to a friend, a gorgeous… Read more…

Categories: expat, French food, French life

5 Ways France Cured My Food Addiction Pt. 2

October 4, 2012 by Anna Barie

    Continued from 5 Ways France Cured My Food Addiction Pt. 1   Pt. 2 Eating what’s on our plates. When I was younger, my family went out to… Read more…

Categories: expat, French food, French life

5 Ways France Cured My Food Addiction Pt. 1

October 2, 2012 by Anna Barie

    If this March 2012 report is accurate, then 24 million Americans have an eating disorder, that is 13% of the total population.  And I’m sure it could be… Read more…

On chicken soup and convenience

September 28, 2012 by Anna Barie

Donovan may have sang about the “Season of the Witch”, but we have hit upon the ‘season of the sick’ here in Lyon as friends beg off social obligations due… Read more…

Because It’s Always Time For Apéro Somewhere

June 28, 2012 by Anna Barie

  Ah, June. So, amazingly, here we are, in something resembling a heat wave, with the kind of restlessness that comes with the ever later summer coucher de soleil. In… Read more…

Signs of Spring : Of Elections and Asparagus

April 23, 2012 by Anna Barie

  (After a slight respite, I’m back !) Yesterday was another day of firsts for me here in France, as it was the first round of the French elections and the… Read more…

A Chocolate and Marron Fondant to Melt Hearts and Toes

February 14, 2012 by Anna Barie

<3 My first winter in France and we are in the grips of a historical European cold wave–which has nothing to do with cool synth music. This is serious. There… Read more…

Categories: expat, French cuisine, Lyon

Of Milk and Tea: Part II

January 13, 2012 by Anna Barie

Part II. Milk I don’t like milk. As a kid I would guzzle it by the gallon (which might have attributed to some big growth spurts), then I switched to… Read more…

Categories: expat, French food, Lyon

Of Milk and Tea: Part I

January 11, 2012 by Anna Barie

Part I. L’Heure du Thé I like licorice–sometimes. Even the crazy strong salted German licorice holds some appeal for me (which I learned has a salmiak flavor, a particular taste… Read more…

Categories: expat, French food, Lyon