• Winter soups review

    Bonjour,

    As you know, I LOVE soups. Delicious, satisfying, alkalising, packed with vegetables, minerals and vitamins, winter soups are an essential part of the traditional French diet and play definitely a critical role to make the French  read more

  • Raw milk cheese.

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    As you know, I’m a big fan of cheese. Real cheese, which to me (and to many other French people) means raw milk cheese. What a relief when Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) lifted the ban on some raw milk cheeses in 2015! read more

  • Don’t skip breakfast!

    Bonjour,

    “Thank you so much, Yves. Since I’ve been strictly following your advice, I’m not tired anymore, I don’t feel hungry all day and I finally start losing weight … I heard it many times before – even my mum told me to never skip breakfast – but your simple few rules and delicious recipes made the whole difference!”.  read more

  • Intermittent Fasting?

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    Intermittent fasting? Are you serious? This is something I would never advise my clients to do… Well, until today. When a client of mine asked me to help her optimise the way she was doing intermittent fasting, I was a bit in shock. read more

  • Enough water?

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    Bonne Année! Happy New Year! Sorry, I’m a bit late… I was actually away. I spent some time celebrating Christmas in France with my family for the first time in ten years. First time in ten years! It was beautiful, delicious and… cold! read more

  • Silly season!

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    Parties, celebrations, drinks, lazy long summer lunches… I hope you enjoy the silly season as much as I do… You know me, I’m not at all going to ask you to stop! Never. However, we also need to face the reality: we all know these few days read more

  • Weight-loss secret

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    I have some great news for you, right in time for summer: you can lose weight without even trying… just like the French! And it’s much easier than you think. You might have never heard of it or might not believe it but trust me, it works. read more

  • Alkaline diet

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    “Alkalise… or die!” as some nutritionist experts say. I know it sounds a bit extreme but most biochemists and medical physiologists have recognised pH (or the acid-alkaline balance) as the first major line of defence for optimal health and vitality. We are not talking about an acidic taste read more

  • Ile de Ré

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    I’ve been back for a month now from my 2016 annual own Tour de France… I keep having flashbacks of one place in particular: the Ile de Ré. I’ve been going to this tiny Atlantic island since I’m a kid… There are a lot of articles in French read more

  • Matcha tea, anyone?

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    Just like most French people, I’m not a big fan of tea… I’m actually totally out of my comfort zone here… I however changed my mind since I discovered this Japanese vibrant green powder called matcha tea. read more