Hi, I’m Audrey.
I was born in beautiful Brittany, in a small fisherman’s village on the Atlantic Coast of France, where I naturally developed a taste for good food and visual story telling. I hold a Masters of Communications, and wrote a master’s thesis on French culture and its perceptions beyond the French frontier. I spent the last decade travelling the globe and living in different parts of the world, including regions of France, Finland and Australia, before settling in Canada with my Italian-Canadian husband.
I am now a “French ex-pat”, living in Niagara, Ontario.
How did Pardon your French start?
As a child growing up in France, I always had eating and cooking on my mind. France is the sound, taste and smell of my childhood, and very much still fills my life today. I’ve always had food on my mind, and as I settled in to Canada and started to miss my sense of joie de vivre and pleasure around food, I created Pardon your French as a natural response to return to my roots and explore the love and authenticity of my French heritage.
It came naturally that Pardon Your French would be the place where I share my love for French food with others, and document French recipes and French-focused stories from my kitchen and beyond.
In Canada, I found that many people have a misconception of French food and that simple recipes, regional specialties and cultural fusions are far too often unknown. This is why I especially like to share French cuisine, beyond the cliches. Regional, forgotten recipes from small towns and less-known areas, that offer the most delicious and humble food (and that deserves all the same praise as the French classics, such as macarons or madeleines).
As a self-taught home-cook & photographer, I hope that “Pardon your French” can show you that French food, beyond the clichés, can be both humble and filled with stories and delicious twists!
I shoot all the photos on this blog and only shoot with natural light. For the studio sessions, I use a Nikon D7200 body with a Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 as a main lens. And while out and about, I use a Nikon D5100 with a Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 lens. I edit the photos with Photoshop.
Partnerships & sponsored posts
Be it sponsored posts, recipe development, or food photography, I like to work with a various brands and clients. For more information and to get in touch,visit my contact page.
Press Mentions & Articles
St Catharines Standard | Eating Niagara: 5 Local Food Bloggers To Bookmark Now
Prevention | 6 Reasons To Trade Your Salmon For Tiny Fish
Food Bloggers of Canada | 37 Warm and Spicy Cinnamon Recipe Ideas
Food Bloggers of Canada | 30+ Squash Recipes (and they’re not all soup!)