No one wants to embarrass themselves at a multicultural Christmas dinner (or ever)…. but if you’re not careful, that’s exactly what you might do. Let me tell you my story about eating soup in France.
Does French food make you weak in the knees? Check out this interactive gourmet food map to discover your favorites and a few new dishes!
I’ve always loved grocery shopping and my outings to French grocery stores delight me even 5 years in. There’s always something new to be discovered. I respect the fact that people have their own eating habits and preferences but I can’t say you’ll ever see me willingly ingest any of the meat at French grocery stores you see below.
Tom, Dagny, my in-laws and I just got back from a long weekend in Brittany (birthday gift to me) and yes, it still has that special sparkle. Here’s a quick recap.
I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence is such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily and her family has acres and acres of apple orchards!
This might come as a surprise to those who know me well, but the version of Diane who now lives in France does a lot more observing than actual talking. I like to watch those around me, see how they act and speak and then do my best to adapt to the French way of life. Over the past couple of years, I’ve picked up on some French personality traits and habits of French people that I find quite endearing.
Hello and happy New Year! Sometimes certain aspects of French culture will leave foreigners scratching their heads. La Poste, anyone?…
Bonsoir! This is a special weekend for 2 reasons: 1) It’s my birthday tomorrow and 2) I’m now offering Francophile tote bags in the Oui In France shop!
As 2016 comes to a close, I’d like to take you on a walk down memory lane. Maybe you missed…
I’ve been married for 5 years now and my husband is still full of surprises! Sometimes they’re funny.
Do you know how to open milk? Of course you do. Small children know how to open a container of milk… but not all containers are created equal! Give a French person a carton of milk (American style) to open and let hilarity ensue. We just had a laugh over how to open milk. Seriously. Milk.
Hello there, today I have a yummy guest post coming at you from Molly Wilkinson of Toffee Bits & Chocolate Chips. She’s sharing her Christmas bûche recipe tips and telling us all about this must-have holiday dessert. I’ve never made one before but this might be the year!
Hi guys, the most popular question I get from readers is about how to move to France. People write me looking for advice, reassurance and encouragement, all of which I’m happy to give.
Hey blogger friends, do you want to guest post on Oui In France? If so, I’m putting the call out for guest post pitches and I’d love to hear from you. This holiday season, I’ll be posting 2-3 guest posts from readers just like you, so if you’re interested, read on…
Life isn’t easy for anyone, but if you keep a level head and can laugh at yourself, the everyday stresses seem to roll off your back that much more easily. Here are 7 things that are personally more difficult for me in France than they were in the USA.
Tom, my in-laws, Dagny and I went on a canal cruise in Alsace in September and had a wonderful time discovering the region, the canals and the locks along the way. If you’re thinking of booking a similar trip, read on for my canal cruise tips.
Parisian and chic go hand in hand, so if you want to bring out your inner Parisian no matter where you live on the planet, I’ve picked out some of my favorite items and accessories to Frenchify yourself for the day… just in time for the holidays! Here are my top Francophile gift ideas.
The longer you live in France, the more you realize how certain things just make more sense. Here’s my list of things that make more sense in France.
What are locks, how do they work, and what are some tips for operating one? Read on and be sure to scroll to the end for a video I made all about going through canal locks!
If you invite someone out to eat in French, this little word inviter has some built-in rules. On the surface, it means to invite. But it’s telling the person a bit more.
Seeing a new-to-us region of France from a different vantage point sounded exciting, so Tom, Dagny and my in-laws set off for our Nicols canal boating experience in Alsace.