You don’t have to end up at a tourist trap when visiting the Iron Lady. If you venture a few blocks away, there are loads of good places. Here is a selection of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower, selected for you by a long-time local. …read more

Here are some restaurant dining rules to help you fit in with the locals. …read more

La chandeleur is crêpe day – a great excuse to eat a delicious crêpe! Here are my favorite places to celebrate chandeleur in Paris. …read more

Les Nouvelles Tables du Gourmet is a food court, on the upper floor of Galeries Lafayette Gourmet, featuring some of the most talented chefs in Paris. We’ve done a round-up of restaurants here to try on your next trip to the iconic store. …read more

Stephane Nguyen and Kate Blenkiron, the husband and wife team behind the wildly successful French Cooking Academy, have just released their first cookbook. Find out more about it along with exclusive recipes for HIP readers. …read more

This traditional cake comes from the Basque region in France, has a reputation for being both simple and delicious. …read more

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Who said that the French must have cream in everything? These boulangère potatoes are just like a classic gratin, but slow cooked in an aromatic blend of onions, cooking stock and farmhouse smoked bacon. …read more

This dish from Normandy marries regional ingredients of cream, apples, Calvados & hard apple cider with bacon mushrooms and chicken. …read more

I recently had the pleasure of attending a Tarte Tatin workshop given by Ferrandi Paris, at Galeries Lafayette, Paris Haussmann. Here’s what it was like + a recipe for the iconic French dessert. …read more

While the French and expats in Paris are always ready to join in any food-related fun, finding the ingredients for Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. A chef in Paris shares her professional tips for making your Thanksgiving planning a little easier and less of a headache. …read more

Bouillon Chartier’s third Paris restaurant, located in the 10th arrondissement, opened just across the Gare de l’Est. It offers old-world charm, satisfying food at rock bottom prices and – crucially – the lack of long lines at the other locations. …read more

If you’re looking for an authentic, quality Italian experience here is our updated guide to the best Italian restaurants in Paris. …read more

In the US, bigger is often equated with better, and mediocrity is sort of the norm. When something exceeds mediocrity, we’re often pleasantly surprised. Conversely, the French have higher expectations. Quality trumps quantity and excess. …read more