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European food companies break their plastics promises

The French food giant Danone made an ambitious promise back in 2008: Within one year, 50% of the plastics used in the company's water bottles would be made from recycled materials. Danone's su...

French firms hesitate amid growing pressure to leave Russia

PARIS (AP) — French automaker Renault plans to pause production at its Moscow plant in an apparent move to fend off mounting criticism, breaking ranks with other major French companies that have defie...

French festival of music celebrates country's culture in Taiwan

The Association des Français de Taiwan (AFT) hosted its annual Fête de la Musique at Maji Square on Saturday (June 22). The "Festival of Music," as it is called in English, g...

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral devastated by massive fire

A monstrous fire engulfed Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday evening, toppling its spire and causing extensive damage to one of the world's most historic and recognized buildings. T...

3 Taiwan restaurants named Asia's 50 Best in foodie Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three restaurants based in Taipei have been recognized as among the top 50 in Asia, while a Taichung restaurant was dubbed "One to Watch," by awards organizer William...

10 Taiwan restaurants listed among world's top 1000 by La Liste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ten restaurants in Taipei have been listed among the 1,000 best restaurants in the world, according to the latest issue of the French food guide La Liste, which was recently unv...

French National Day party in Taipei kicks off July 14

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- The Association of French People in Taiwan (AFT) will hold a series of events to celebrate the upcoming French National Day on July 14. AFT holds a number of French cultural ...

FAUCHON, the Luxury French Food Purveyor, Launches A Collection Of 20 Boutique Hotels, With A First Property in Paris Opening September 1

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 7, 2018--The name, FAUCHON, has long been associated with fine foods, patisserie, and other French delicacies, and in just a few months, the brand will mark its entrance in...

Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair

PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies. Mac...

Gaucho grill: Argentine cuisine glows with wood-fire cooking

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flames glow, smoke billows and the aroma of slowly burning logs blends with the flavors of lightly charred calamari with broccoli and aioli cooked inside a handmade wood...

'France is a Feast': Photo exhibit celebrates Julia Child

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville features photographs of Julia Child in the years before she became one of America's most popular TV chefs. ...

Brand diplomacy: in Louvre, France hones soft power strategy

PARIS (AP) — As empires fall, brands rise. No longer buoyed by Napoleonic empire-making and the power the French language once commanded, the French have honed new ways to exert cult...