Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

Is this the best steak frites in London?

There is one steak restaurant in the capital that just about every French person gets misty-eyed about. It isn’t Argentine, British or American. There is no santa or pampa, no chop … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

3 of the best food shops in Paris

Barthélémy has long been a favourite of the beau monde of Paris. It supplies both the Elysée Palace and the Matignon, the official residence of the newly-appointed PM, Manuel Valls, … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A fabulous sauce to jazz up fish (and why Tom’s the man to do it)

Of all the French people I have interviewed in London the most foodie is a woman called Marie who bears a striking resemblance to Carine Roitfeld, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Where the French do their monthly shop

The French in London tell me there are certain products they can’t live without: boudin noir (a traditional sausage, often served with apples), their own brands of children’s biscuits and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why French women love M&S (and it’s not just the cashmere)

There were huge protests when Marks & Sparks retreated from Paris in 2001 (it reopened on the Champs-Elysées in November 2011). Parisians love everything about it – the Scotch eggs, … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is this the best cake shop in London?

I first stumbled on this cake shop in the rue du Bac in Paris. Crowds of Japanese tourists were pressed up against the window and there were so many cameras … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment