Archive for June, 2010

10 ways to explore French Gourmet Cheese

June 18, 2010

Of all the different ways to explore – exploring new tastes is probably high on most people’s list of “things to live for.” I know it is on mine!

And when the subject is French Cheese, there is definitely no shortage of tastes to explore. More than 365. But, I suspect,less than 400. In any event, enough to keep your taste buds exercised at least once a day.

This “embarassement” of cheese riches can, and obviously does, create some challenges for those whose experience with the cheeses of France is limited, or non-existent.

And that’s where the French Cycling Gourmet comes in. Opening the door to the Vault of French Cheese enjoyment and appreciation, by giving us the lowdown on his favorite french frommage.

Lifestyle – Endless French Vacation!

June 15, 2010

Those of us who have been lucky enough to have had the French travel experience, at one time or another, have fantasized about never going back.

About continue our fine and/or fancy ramble indefinitely.Inhaling all the flavors of the food, the wine, the land and the people.

And so, it’s with the usual mixture of envy and admiration, that I’ve discovered there are four people who are not only indefinitely on vacation – but preaching their nomadic gospel on the internet.

They call themselves the bicycletravelnetwork. Find out how they can do what they do, as they talk to The Bicycle Gourmet.

French Bread Facts

June 1, 2010

French Bread Facts? What, you may ask, is there to learn? After all, French bread is just that long, skinny  loaf that’s fantastic in the morning when it’s fresh, and only good for the dog by evening. WRONG! French Bread is NOT just the “baguette.” It’s an incredible assortment of flavors, colors, ingredients and textures.

And, strangley enough, this consumer-friendly array of choices exists because of(rather than in spite of) French government rules and regulations.It was the “Bread Board’s” decision, several years ago, to abolish the fixed price for the baguette, leading to the present happy era of deregulation and competition. Meaning a “win-win” situation for both buyer and seller. The baker has the opportunity to sell at a higher price, due to increased selection/value, and the consumer benefits from the many choices available.

The full details are at   BREAD-STRY.