Video Diary of an American in France is Cynthia’s blog about her life in France.
Unlike many Americans, Cynthia never dreamed about living in France.
But as fate would have it, she fell in love with a Frenchman in 2005 who she met during a train ride in Provence and, after 2.5 years of a long distance relationship between Los Angeles and Chambery, she sold her house, ended her thriving and successful consulting business, and dragged her poor cats to Chambery in the Rhône Alpes.
I think that this is the first video diary that I have reviewed for A Taste of Garlic and I think that the format works well.
As can be seen from Paris, France: a Weekend Break – the sense of atmosphere would be hard to portray in words alone.
This is evident in Lyon, France – Christmas Market as well. You feel that you are actually there and, in a way, a participant as much as an observer.
The big surprise, for me, was how well this format works for recipes. Take a look at Lemon Tart Recipe – Great Holiday Dessert.
Perhaps I’m behind the times (I have been accused of being an old fuddy-duddy more than once), but watching a video of something delicious being made has got to make the whole process far more foolproof.
As well as the videos, Video Diary of an American in France has some lovely photo galleries. Feast your eyes over Photos of Brittany’s Coastal Villages and Western Points and Photos of Auray and Carnac; Brittany. Absolutely gorgeous!
If I didn’t already live in Brittany, I think I’d want to move there myself!
Cynthia and Bernard also run a photoblog at A Photo Journey Through France and Europe which is well worth taking a peek at.
One word of advice though… Make sure that you can spare the time. You could end up spending hours looking around, as I did when I saw the lovely photos at Autumn and Winter Vineyards of the French Alps: The Beauty of France.
I couldn’t find any posts about Mushrooms or 2CVs but I did learn all about The Killer Draft – Strange French Customs which is just as good.
If you are intent on exploring this blog (and why wouldn’t you be?), a good place to start would be… How it all began.
From there you could branch off in any direction and you’re sure to turn up trumps.
Me, I going to head off to Lyon and get myself some culture (I’m sorely in need of culture, I am) at the Cathedral de Notre Dame de Fourviere.
Good luck to you, wherever you dive in. I suggest that we agree to meet up later on and try Picking Blackberries and Making Confiture in Savoie.
All the best