The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Issue No. 23

Welcome to the summer! In this issue discover Dijon in Burgundy, sensational Strasbourg (and a secret speakeasy), and lovely Cognac. We'll tell you where the locals go on holiday, the secret places. Visit Versailles and the Paris Opera, Le Touquet - the "Monaco" of northern France and wild Provence. Guides, recipes and more - your trip to France without leaving home...

“I love decorating a

“I love decorating a table, setting the places and making it look interesting and beautiful with a mix and match approach. I knew that in France there’s a long tradition and love of table dressing”. So she combined a café with a shop in which she sells vintage and new French, British and European china, cutlery and tableware. It’s an eclectic stock that’s appreciated by mainly French, British and Belgian customers who find their way to this little corner of France. The café has a menu of local produce, pies and tartes, soups, savoury salads, delicious quiches and dishes flavoured with herbs, spices, edible flowers and zingy dressings. Katharine produces delicious gluten free crispbreads which are stocked in gourmet food stores in London and Paris and served with meals at L’Encas et L’Echoppe. Her gorgeous gateaux have gained a reputation with the locals, especially the gluten free German poppy seed cake and berry bread and butter pudding cake. Her cake take away service is very popular and features all sorts from pumpkin pie to Christmas cake. An ongoing adventure Katharine’s journey has been tough at times, but she says “rewarding, a voyage of self-discovery and a real adventure…” “I love going back to London” she says “through the congestion drives me mad, so many cars. Here I’m used to the only traffic jam being a couple of cows crossing the road to reach a field! I love my little urban oasis in the French countryside... no” she adds emphatically “no regrets at all”. for opening times; Address: 30 bis, Rue de Maresquel, 62870 Gouy-Saint-André