“It’s not all about French food, it’s about enjoying food, the French way.”
Bonjour, I’m Audrey, a passionate home cook.
I was born and raised in beautiful Brittany, in a small fisherman’s village on the Atlantic Coast of France, where salted butter, crepes and cider were the essence of my days. Growing up, I would spend my evenings shadowing my mother in the kitchen, preparing French delicacies. I always had cooking and eating on my mind as a child, longing each week for the Sunday Farmers’ market. These things haven’t changed.
I spent the last decade travelling the world and living in different regions of France, in Finland and in Australia, before settling in Canada with my Canadian husband. I am now what you call a “French ex-pat”, living in Niagara, Ontario.
About The Blog
Living in Canada truly gave another dimension to my love of French food, and how French people eat. In France, food is life’s greatest pleasure and each meal is a celebration. People adore sharing a meal around the table, but they also love the small joys of the kitchen and get excited about preparing a meal.
France is the sound, taste and smell of my childhood, and very much still fills my life today. As I miss this sense of joie de vivre and pleasure around food, this blog came as a natural response to return to my roots and explore the love and authenticity of my French heritage.
Being away from France made me see how the world perceives French food in general, and how regional specialities, cultural fusions and new trends are often ignored. French food is not all sophisticated and rich. It can be also be humble, and pretty rustic.
The recipes you will find here all belong to the French culture and to the twists that time has taken on them. Some recipes were passed on for generations; some recipes are contemporary; and some have my personal twist, as a French home-cook, cooking outside of France.
I find great inspiration in travelling, (re)exploring France and exploring my new country, Canada. I love to discover food traditions, food spots and meeting with the locals.
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.