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How to choose the best Piment d’Espelette

How to choose the best Piment d’Espelette

February is the month of the French National Agricultural Fair in Paris. French agriculture – and all that it produces – is the star of the show. There’s a 150-year-old competition within the Fair called the “Concours Général Agricole”...
Saffron-An Exotic Spice Grown in France

Saffron-An Exotic Spice Grown in France

A close-up of saffron threads. I’d always thought of Iran or the Kashmir region of India as a source of Saffron, but not France.  However, Saffron is believed to be a European spice, and its origin was most likely in Crete. It was cultivated throughout...