Coquilles Saint-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops)

Coquilles Saint-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops)

Coquilles Saint-Jacques is the French word for scallops, meaning “shells of St. James.”  The same word refers to the classic French recipe of preparing scallops on top of a bed of mushrooms and shallots, and then broiling them with a rich gruyère sauce. There are a few fantastic versions of the legend behind the French name for […]

Paris Picnics

Banks of the Seine River - a popular site for picnicking in Paris

Picnicking in Paris is a romantic idea many travelers have in mind when visiting this beautiful city. It’s important to know that not every grassy expanse in Paris allows picnicking, or even foot traffic, but there are a still quite a few parks and surrounding seating areas that permit lounging and picnicking, many even allowing […]