When friends travel to Paris, they always ask about the hot spots, the trendy places, and where they can get a nice traditional French meal. Recommending good restaurants was always a hassle because French food is so diverse that there isn’t really a place that epitomizes everything the country has to offer.

If you like duck, the South West region is your best bet. If you’re in the mood for cheese, fondues, raclettes, head to the Alps. Maybe you’re after something more universal, like a “steak-frite” that’s served in most bistrots. Don’t get me started on the fish. If you’ve never tried a Sole Meunière, you’ve missed out on one of the best fish recipes ever! But what I really love about France is the traditional side to cuisine.

No nutritionist in their right mind would recommend our diet, yet it works perfectly for us. So when I recommend a restaurant, that’s what I want my friends to find; a place that puts out food as good as my mother’s, and she’s a terrific cook. Continue reading