Vignes et Mets, le livre

Belle Rentrée à tous!

Summer is over, and in France La Rentrée is when the children come back to school in September and the parents go back to work after the Summer holidays. French life is scheduled around the school calendar, so be aware, when planning events or visits, as there are many vacations and holidays coming up in […]

Juillettiste ou Aoûtien?

In which month do you take your vacation, July or August? This year I will be an aoûtienne, meaning that I will take my vacation in August. Despite the dramatic fires going off all over Europe, I am much looking forward to some well-deserved R & R after a number of years without vacation, particularly […]

Welcome to July!

I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the third book in the « Vignes et Mets » series, the Spring or Printemps edition, now available for pre-order on Apple Books until the date of publication, July 10, 2022. Still a work in progress, the Summer edition will come out just before La Rentrée in September. […]

Vive le mois de juin et l’Eté !

June starts to feel like Summer, which officially begins on the day of the Summer solstice, or June 21, which is also celebrated with La Fete de la Musique , an evening of musical celebration organised by cities all across France. But since Roland Garros/French Open is still ongoing , with the Ladies and Men’s […]


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Hi, I’m Ellen, author of Vignes et Mets, my French culinary journey. For the last three decades, I have become an expert in French cuisine and wine and would like to share my passion for the finest cuisine in the world, from a sustainable and seasonal perspective. So join me on this journey!

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I am so pleased to announce the publication of my first book on French cuisine, my three-decade journey in France, which I start off with a brief overview of the Sustainable and seasonal French cuisine. Eating in season is using products that grow in that season until the next season rolls around, which provides a sustainable pattern of consumption that is low in carbon, thus reducing our impact on our planet.

The book is built on the four seasons : Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Each chapter is divided into three parts : Mets, Vins and Fromage. It ends with two of my favorite recipes. Each chapter has a few personal anecdotes and photos. The book ends with Les Indispensables, the little noticed Condiments that we use every day that add flavor and depth to our dishes.

The last page is dedicated to a few of my favorite places, a non-exhaustive list of restaurants and hotels I have visited recently and that I admire, appreciate.

The link to purchase the book will be available here :

Join me on this wonderful journey!