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.
Self-taught home-cook & photographer, I am deeply passionate about French regional cooking, terroir cuisine and unearthing forgotten recipes. I love to share these recipes, stories and talented people behind them.
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. As I settled in Canada, I started to explore and document how to keep cooking, eating and living like a French, even outside of France.
I am always running through grocery aisles scoping for French products, buying every French cooking book I can get my hands on, and spend most of my evenings recreating classic French dishes.
I have also always been passionate about photography. And this how this blog came to life.
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.
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).
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!)