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Alain Ducasse, the Top Chef in France, is Cutting Meat Items from His Menu

France is known for its food, and perhaps no chef is better known than French chef Alain Ducasse. He’s got the Michelin Stars to prove it—21 in total—more than any other chef currently alive. But he’s doing the almost unthinkable. Alain Ducasse is dropping much-loved French meat staples from the menu at his three-star restaurant at the luxury Plaza Athénée hotel.

Sustainable Wine Review: Where Are All The Organic Cognacs?

I love a challenge.  When I read that The Cognac Board and The Palate Press Advertising Network were running a blogger writing contest I was intrigued.  I haven’t given much thought to Cognac or sustainability trends among Cognac producers.  Was there a post here? When it comes to sustainability and cognac, organic seems to be where …

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Debate Over Genetically Modified Grapes in France

[social_buttons] There is a completely absurd debate underway in France.  A group of wine makers called Terre et Vin du Monde is vehemently protesting the planned planting of a test plot of GMO grapevines near the Alsatian town of Colmar (a lovely place by the way).  The vines include a gene from Grape Fanleaf Virus, …

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