Paris Paysanne Podcast: Katie Peraudeau of Art Is An Ale Brewery

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In this episode of the Paris Paysanne Podcast we talk with Katie Peraudeau of Art Is An Ale Brewery about craft beer in France and introducing brew pub culture to Amboise.

Matt and Katie Peraudeau, founders of Art Is An Ale Brewery in Amboise

Matt and Katie Peraudeau, founders of Art Is An Ale Brewery in Amboise

Art Is An Ale Brewery is a craft brewery and taproom that is scheduled to open in Amboise on June 20th- just in time for Fête de la Musique! In order to learn more about this exciting project, I met up with Katie Peraudeau who is the co-founder of the brewery along with her husband, Matt.

We had so much to talk about and so much fun doing so that I decided to turn our interview into a two part series. In part one we learn about the background and idea behind Art Is An Ale Brewery as well as Katie’s thoughts on craft beer culture in France and the importance of bringing beer to the people!

There will surely be tons of news, events, and other exciting things coming from the brewery as they rev up for their grand opening and celebrate their first busy season in the charming town of Amboise. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates.

Thanks so much to Katie for taking the time to talk to me for this episode!

Thanks also to World Radio Paris for welcoming us into their family! Check out their list of local shows to find more great France based English language radio programs. 

Thanks as always to Ben Nerot, who wrote and performed the podcast's theme song and who also puts our baby to bed five nights a week while I work in a restaurant.

And thanks to you for listening! Be sure to tune in next time to the Paris Paysanne Podcast! Like what you hear? Leave a review on iTunes or tell a friend about the podcast!

I’m excited to announce that a fully updated and expanded edition of My Paris Market Cookbook is now available for preorder on Amazon in the US and France. I’ll be heading to the States to spend time with family and tie in a few book events. If you’re in the Orange County area, I hope you’ll join me at my event at Laguna Beach Books where I’ll be talking about Paris food culture, signing books, and answering questions!

Paris Paysanne Podcast: Dorothée Van Agt & Saskia Aardenburg of Mozaic Cave à Bières

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In this episode of the Paris Paysanne Podcast we talk with Dorothée Van Agt and Saskia Aardenburg of Mozaic Cave à Bières about craft beer, women brewers, and Paris Beer Week.

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Dorothée Van Agt

Saskia Aardenburg

Saskia Aardenburg

Mozaic Cave à Bières opened its doors in January and has since been delighting the Miromesnil neighbourhood with its friendly service, locally sourced freshly prepared food, and of course their great selection of craft beer- including a wide range of fresh American beers imported by Brothers Loving Beer.

Saskia is a Paris based student who has worked for various craft beer bars and breweries in Paris including Hoppy Corner, Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or, and now Mozaic.

Dorothée’s role in the creation and expansion of the Paris craft beer scene has been essential. Dorothée was part of the team that created the Bières Cultes bottle shop franchise and is also a member of Bières et Papilles, the association that organizes Paris Beer Week. In addition to being the owner and boss at Mozaic, Dorothée also brews as a nomadic brewer under the name Allegoria.

Dorothée also works with the Pink Boots Society, an association that aims to support and further the careers of women in the beer industry.

If you’re in Paris or plan on visiting, head to Mozaic to try beers from lady brewers/breweries such as Allegoria, Dry & Bitter, and Thibord Brasserie. You can also discover great French craft beer from breweries such as Popihn, O’clock Brewery, Brasserie de Grand Paris, and Brasserie de l’Etre. You’ll also want to check out beer from De Moersleutel brewery from the Netherlands and Canadian brewery Dieu du Ciel, both of which will be participating in this year’s Paris Beer Week.

Thanks so much to Dorothée and Saskia for taking the time to talk to me for this episode!

Thanks also to World Radio Paris for welcoming us into their family! Check out their list of local shows to find more great France based English language radio programs. 

Thanks as always to Ben Nerot, who wrote and performed the podcast's theme song and who helped me make a pretty great Caesar Salad this weekend.

And thanks to you for listening! Be sure to tune in next time to the Paris Paysanne Podcast! Like what you hear? Leave a review on iTunes or tell a friend about the podcast!

I’m excited to announce that a fully updated and expanded edition of My Paris Market Cookbook is now available for preorder on Amazon in the US and France. Follow the links to order your copy now and stay tuned for upcoming events and information about the book!


Paris Paysanne Podcast: Guillaume Mignard and La Grange aux Savoir-Faire

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In this episode of the Paris Paysanne Podcast we talk with Guillaume Mignard about the cooking and life skills school he co-created, La Grange aux Savoir-Faire.

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After being inspired by initiatives such as Italy’s agriturismo movement and River Cottage in the UK, Guillaume Mignard and his partner Julie Hauwuy created La Grange aux Savoir-Faire. Located in Vallières-les-Grandes in the Loir et Cher region of France, this cooking school brings artisans and students together with a focus on life long learning and skill building.

Thanks so much to Guillaume for sharing the philosophy and offerings of La Grange aux Savoir-Faire with us on this episode!

Thanks also to World Radio Paris for welcoming us into their family! Check out their list of local shows to find more great France based English language radio programs. 

Thanks as always to Ben Nerot, who wrote and performed the podcast's theme song and who also made me coffee this morning.

And thanks to you for listening! Be sure to tune in next time to the Paris Paysanne Podcast!

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Planning a trip to Paris? Navigate the city's markets, restaurants, wines shops, cafés, beer bars, and more with the help of My Paris Market Cookbook. In addition to tips on how to make the most out of your trip to Paris, the book has classic French recipes that you can make at home to relive the memories of your time in France! Get your copy now