A Taste of Garlic

general     because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceHere, at A Taste of Garlic, I review, share and promote other people’s Life in France experiences as described in their own blogs and websites.

If you know of a blog or website that should be featured here, please let me know on… contact@aTasteOfGarlic.com

general     because we all love reading blogs about life in France


  • By touring in Brittany, February 2, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

    You like garlic but what about onions !

  • By Keith Eckstein, February 3, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    Lurve onions – especially when mixed with Garlic – watch out – I maybe paying your site a visit sometime soon (especially after trying http://www.bretagne-tours.com/en/index.php/134-recipe-of-salt-fish-in-oven!)

  • By fly in the web, March 11, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    Award for you over at mine…you don’t have to do anything about it, but it’s just a small mark of appreciation for the pleasure your compilations give me.

  • By aneyefordetail, April 7, 2010 @ 2:04 am

    Keith: I am REALLY enjoying your blog, and where it leads me! I am the one who alerted Virginia Jones!
    I’ve enjoyed so many of your discoveries…just Tweeted about you so you may get some more traffic. Keep up the great work!!!

  • By Dash, April 8, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Keith, I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely post you did on my blog, I was very touched. You have been languishing on my followers list and it has been very remiss of me not to visit you, well I have now and I realise what I have been missing out on!

    As for future posts, mushrooms, 2CV’s and lingerie are all possibilities, but sadly not Johnny Hallyday. When we lived in Paris, we lived opposite a restaurant that Mr Hallyday had a vested interest in, one night he had been dining and carrying on. At 2am in the morning he woke the whole neighbourhood by revving up his Harley Davidson and generally showing off. MG was not very happy, being woken from his slumbers in this manner, so he opened the window and pelted him with satsumas!

  • By Jean, April 12, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    Well here I am back from our 10 days’ holiday in Le Grand Pressigny and what do I find – my blog in your blog !!

    Just a note to say thanks for featuring my little effort and for speaking of it so kindly. You summed it up pretty well. Gentle is not a word I have thought to use yet but it’s the right one. Other bloggers do angst and attitude so much better than I could !!
    Best wishes and thanks for a really good blog which has given me oodles of extra reading material every day.

  • By Diane, April 13, 2010 @ 5:40 am

    That is a great idea having weekly updates, it certainly makes life easier when there are so many interesting blogs to try and follow when time is limited. Thanks, bonne journèe, Diane

  • By Phil, Normandy-Loire blogger, April 29, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Hello Keith – we conversed on blogroll a while back, and I’ve been following your blog since, so I’m chuffed to see my Normandy-Loire blog mentioned here. Many thanks for the plug.

    Best wishes


    PS I think the recipe you mean is Mulled Cider With Calvados & Spicy Baked Apples, not Baked Potatoes!

  • By fly in the web, May 15, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Award for you on mine…where do you find all these blogs!

  • By Virginia, May 26, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    Thanks for nominating Johnny for le President! I”m LOL at that. BTW, I”ll be in Paris 14 juin-24 juin. Any chance you’ll be there? Would love to have you sit with me outside a cafe for hours (days?) just waiting for something seriously seductive to photograph! 🙂

  • By Beth, July 18, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    First time visiting, great pictures. Lucky for me as a cook that my whole family thinks garlic “rocks”

    Plan B

  • By Eric, August 8, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    Keith……..I was wondering if you know of anny books/diarys/blogs of tales of folks walking any of the GRs in France.I get a lot of pleasure from reading such accounts.I enjoy your site very much and have to get a flavour of France often…….Thanks

  • By anne, August 11, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    Hi Keith … I am a friend of Leesa from Paris.. her blog is News in France. Leesa and I met last year in Paris through our blogs, and I have been to stay with Leesa and her husband too! I am going to stay with Laury (Soar – Dreamin – France ) blog , in a few weeks ..and going to Paris too .

  • By Dianne, August 17, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    Bonjour Keith – you made reference in my Blog review “All Things French” that you couldn’t understand why I signed my name as puddinglane – well it got me to thinking!! how did this happen- so I have edited my information and Voila!! I now have only the 2 names my blog name and my sign name – if that makes sense? Thanks Keith I now feel normal.

  • By anne, August 21, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Hi Keith , thanks for calling over to my blog. Leesa has lots of great photos of their trip to you and Jilly.. I will say Hi to Laury .. yes I wonder if the infamous Pink Overalls will make an appearance 🙂

  • By Blu, September 10, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    I trust that you drive with a full tank of fuel Keithy!

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 10, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Now, Blu, it’s strange that you should say that!

    I did have the best part of a full tank but…..

    When I got to St Malo, I realised that I’d left my card at home!

    I got back home with fuel to spare; Jurgon les Lacs was a pleasant distraction that one doesn’t normally expect to see on route from Dinan to Rennes!

    Still – getting lost is better than falling asleep at the wheel – I don’t do that so much these days!

  • By Ian Firth, October 2, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    Thank you for your kind comments. I’m enjoying reading your own blog.

  • By L'Aussie, October 7, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    Hi Keith, I’ve been back a few times to have a good look at your blog and it is so full of information. Thank you so much. I wish I had more time.

    I’m always looking for blogs about life in France so this is a good place to come..:)

  • By Marilyn, November 4, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Merci beaucoup, Keith, for the Ad!! You will be my favourite English ex-pat until my dying day.

  • By Ingrid de Villiers, November 4, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    Hi Keith
    What a lovely blog you have….very interesting! I wish I could do more posts on France but I guess this was the last one of my trip to the Loire Valley…I just love France and it’s people! I am a South African with a French last name now living in the United States of America and also a US citizen…I just love the European culture! Thanks for joining my blog, I appreciate it! I have a South African friend that lives in the French countryside…you will absolutely love her blog….. it is:
    Will visit again!
    Ingrid 🙂

  • By Steve Brown, November 27, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    Really like what you have created here and will return again and again.
    http://www.stevebrownbds.blogspot.com 🙂

  • By Eileen, January 23, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Keith, thanks so much for doing this! I have spent many hours reading your reviews and bookmarking blogs. I love your reviews. I can just sit in my house in freezing upstate new York and fantasize about moving to France. You’re amazing.

  • By peter Davidson, January 31, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Terrific website, it keeps fuelling my dreams of a life in France. One day, one day …

  • By Richard Brown, May 4, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Come back Keith,all is forgiven!!

  • By Marilyn, September 12, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I don’t see you lurking on fb anymore,Keith. My mornings aren’t the same without you saying good morning.

  • By Keith Eckstein, September 12, 2011 @ 12:13 pm


    I’m not on Facebook any more – you’ll have to come here for your morning hello!

    In fact, when Mrs A Taste of Garlic and I get back from The A Taste of Garlic World Tour I’ll write a little widget to put on Garlic so that we can all check in every morning to assure people that we haven’t died in the night!

    All the best


  • By Marilyn, September 18, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Wise man you are Keith having left fb. I wish I can find a cure for the addiction. Marilyn

  • By Richard Brown, November 15, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Hi Keith, I`m going twitchy without my Tuesday dose of reviews of the week. Hope all is well with you!

    Best regards


  • By Alan Waterman, February 16, 2012 @ 6:03 pm


    Well you are a bit inspirational, two years and all thoes visits in one day! I started a blog last Autumn but only really i ernest this year. It is http://poitoucharentsinphotos.wordpress.com please have a look, tell me what I am doin right and what I am doing wrong and most important how do I get more visitors, Is it just a matter of time?

    Thanks Alan W

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